Mexican Medallist Noe Hernandez Dies After Shooting

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A Mexican athlete who won a silver medal at the 2000 Sydney Olympics has died two weeks after being shot in the head in a bar.

 

 
A Mexican athlete who won a silver medal at the 2000 Sydney Olympics has died two weeks after being shot in the head in a bar.
 
Noe Hernandez, who came second in the 20km walk, died on the way to hospital, after apparently suffering a heart attack at home.
 
The 34-year-old athlete was in a bar in Mexico state on 30 December when a row broke out at a nearby table.
 
A man opened fire, killing two people and wounding Hernandez and another man.
 
Mexican police are looking for three men in connection with the shootout. But no-one has been arrested so far.
 
The incident happened in the town of Los Reyes La Paz, in central Mexico state.
 
Noe Hernandez lost his left eye as a result and suffered brain damage. He had also lost most of his sight in the right eye and was being considered for a transplant.
 
Doctors had discharged the athlete, who was being due back in hospital earlier on Wednesday for a check-up.
 
Noe Hernandez became a household name in Mexico after his silver medal in Sydney.
 
The 20km walk was won by his teammate, Bernardo Segura.