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Ex-Villarreal player Nicki Bille shot in bungled murder attempt

Nicki Bille, ex de Villarreal y Rayo, recibió un disparo en un presunto intento de asesinato.

JEAN-SEBASTIEN EVRARD

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The forward, who had spells at Villarreal, Elche and Rayo Vallecano was questioned by Danish police in Copenhagen after being shot in the arm.

According to reports coming out of Denmark, Nicki Bille, a 30-year-old forward who had spells at Villarreal, Elche and Rayo Vallecano among others, was the victim of an alleged attempt on his life this evening in Copenhagen.

Bille, who is currently on the books at Lyngby BK was hit in the arm by a stray bullet, police confirmed. "We have had the chance to talk to the victim but obviously, I cannot reveal any more about the investigation", Danish police spokesman Aaron Newmann told Ekstra Bladet.

Two charged

Copenhagen police have cordoned off the area where the incident took place as well as the player's house to search to evidence. A woman and a man are helping police with their enquiries and have been charged with involuntary manslaughter although both have pleaded innocent. The women implicated will remain in detention for the next three days while police have not mentioned any more details about her accomplice.