Kelvin Maynard, a retired footballer who played for Algarve club Olhanense during the 2010/2011 season, has been shot and killed in Amsterdam.
Dutch press reports that police said the player, aged 32, was shot in his car at around 8.30pm last night (September 18) while driving in the Langbroekdreef area.
According to De Telegraaf, he was trying to escaping the gunmen by driving towards a nearby fire station when he was shot.
His car crashed into the front of the fire station and firefighters tried to help resuscitate him but to no avail. BBC Sport reports he died of his injuries two hours later.
Meantime, detectives are appealing for witnesses as they search for two suspects who they say escaped on a black scooter.
The Dutch-Surinamese player started his career at Dutch side FC Volendam where he played for four seasons before moving to the Algarve to play for Olhanense.
However, his spell at the club was brief and he only appeared for the Olhão side on three occasions.
He then bounced around Hungary, Netherlands and Belgium before finally settling at Burton Albion, although injuries also restricted him to just 10 games for the English club.