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Trinidad soccer player shot to death

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (AP) - A former player on Trinidad's national soccer team was shot and killed at his home Monday, a day after he helped a local club advance to the CONCACAF Champions Cup series.

Ralston James, a 27-year-old striker for the W/Connection club, was shot twice in the chest in his apartment in Aranguez, outside the capital of Port-of-Spain, police said.

He was taken to a hospital but died several hours later during surgery, his family said.

``He didn't deserve to die this way,'' said his mother, Shirlene James. ``He didn't deserve this.''

No arrests were made. Police were investigating robbery as a possible motive.

On Sunday, James played for W/Connection, which beat Union Sportive Du Robert of Martinique 2-0, giving the Trinidad team a berth in CONCACAF's Champions Cup in Central America early next year.

Several teammates and friends gathered at Mount Hope Medical Complex, awaiting word on his condition while doctors tried for nearly two hours to save his life.

``He has been the live wire in the dressing room,'' W/Connection chief executive David John-Williams said. ``Up to the last night, he kept the team relaxed with his joyfulness. He will be sorely missed.''

James was born to a large family in Plymouth, Tobago, and was the eldest son of five sisters and four brothers. He was not married
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