Authorities say former Mexico defender Ignacio Flores Ocaranza has been killed in a late-night roadside attack that left his van riddled with bullets.

The attorney general's office for the state of Morelos says Flores was killed at a gas station late Wednesday, and two of his brothers were wounded, apparently with rounds from an assault rifle. The motive is unknown.

The office said in a statement Thursday that the member of Mexico's 1978 World Cup team was visiting his aging mother in the city of Cuernavaca, just south of Mexico City.

Flores played for Cruz Azul in the 1970s and '80s and won five Mexican titles. A Twitter message from the team Thursday stated, ''Rest in peace ... teacher, friend, father.''