July 10th, 2011
06:16 PM ET

Slain Argentine singer likely not target, official says

Gunmen who shot dead one of Latin America's best-known folk singers Saturday likely did not have Facundo Cabral as their intended target, said Guatemalan Interior Minister Carlos Menocal.

In the car with Cabral was a Nicaraguan businessman, Henry Farina, who was driving, Menocal said .

"Everything points to that the attack was directed at him (Farina), and not the artist," he said. Still, a motive for the shooting remained unclear.

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