Brother of Cubs' Guzman shot to death

Brother of Cubs' Guzman shot to death

CHICAGO -- The brother of Cubs pitcher Angel Guzman died of gunshot wounds Monday after he was a victim of an alleged assault in Venezuela, according to one of the country's newspapers, El Universal.

Daniel Guzman, a drummer for a Venezuelan rock band, was traveling in a Grand Cherokee in Las Mercedes, located within Caracas, the capital of Venezuela, on Monday morning with at least two other people. Three armed men intercepted their SUV and one of the armed men shot towards the car, injuring two of the three people. Daniel Guzman died shortly after sustaining the gunshot wounds.

The newspaper's report stated that suspects and motives of the shooting are still unknown.

Angel Guzman was not in the vehicle. Cubs officials have talked to the 28-year-old pitcher to offer condolences. Guzman made 55 relief appearances for the Cubs in 2009.

Carrie Muskat is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.