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Jorge Ballesteros, world champion shooter and police officer, dies after gunshot wound to head

Jorge Ballesteros dead aged 39: World shooting champion and policeman found in car as tributes pour in. Spanish Shooting Federation President Miguel Frances has shared his condolences with the family.

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Jorge Ballesteros shooting world champion and national police officer, died at the age of 39 from a shot to the head. According to the Royal Spanish Olympic Shooting Federation (RFEDETO), the athlete was found inside his vehicle in a very serious condition with a gunshot wound. 

He was immediately taken to the hospital where he ended up passing away. 

World shooting champion in 2017, with three Europeans, six Extreme Europe Open and 17 Spanish championships to his credit, only a month and a half ago he had participated in his last competition, the World Championship in Pattaya, Thailand. Ballesteros was considered the best Spanish shooter of the moment.

The president of the RFEDETO, Miguel Francés, has conveyed his condolences to the family, expressing his “desolation” for the loss of whom he considered “a great athlete” and an “exceptional human being.” 

“The excellent shooter from Madrid, a member of the National Police, was part of the most representative and awarded saga of our country in the specialty of Shooting Tours, and leaves behind a wife and two young children,” the Federation added in its statement. 


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