World Athletics Champion Emmit King died in the USA after a shootout This was reported by NBC with reference to the authorities of Alabama.
According to the source, King had a fight with his acquaintance Willie Wells, as a result of which a shootout began. According to eyewitnesses, the men fired pistols at each other. Wells, 60, died before the police arrived, and King, 62, later died in hospital.
At the 1983 World Championships, King won gold in the 4x100m relay and bronze in the 100m. He was on the US team at the 1984 and 1988 Summer Olympics, but did not compete.
On October 22, World Cup medalist Alex Quiñones, track and field athlete, was shot dead in Guayaquil, southwestern Ecuador. The circumstances of the murder are being investigated, the gunman was not found.