Police say brother of Colombia's Jorelyn Carabalí shot dead

The younger brother of a Colombia women's national soccer team player was killed in the early hours of Monday in a nightclub shooting, local police in the city of Cali said.

Paulo Andrés Carabalí was the brother of Jorelyn Carabalí, one of Colombia's key players in the South American team's run to the quarterfinals of the Women's World Cup. Colombia was beaten 2-1 by England in Sydney on Saturday.

The country's soccer federation said in a statement that welcome-home festivities for the squad's return from Australia will go ahead as scheduled Tuesday despite the incident.

Local media reported that Carabalí's 23-year-old brother died after a gunman shot him in a Cali nightclub, where police said he worked as a DJ.

Colombia's soccer body said Carabalí thanked her teammates for their support after her brother's death, but did not say whether she will attend the celebrations Tuesday.