Boy among four killed in Venezuela riots

State prosecutors said a 13-year-old boy was one of two new victims in recent clashes.

Boy among four killed in Venezuela riots

World Bulletin / News Desk

A teenage boy was shot dead in renewed protests against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, one of four people killed in a week of unrest, officials said Wednesday.

Opposition lawmaker Alfonso Marquina identified the teenage victim as Brayan Principal and said he was killed during unrest in the western city of Barquisimeto on Tuesday night.

The boy "was shot in the abdomen last night," Marquina said.

He blamed the death on armed supporters of the government.

A 36-year-old man was also killed in Barquisimeto in a separate incident, the state prosecution service said.

Two 19-year-old students were killed during earlier unrest, one on April 6 and one on April 11, according to authorities.



Güncelleme Tarihi: 13 Nisan 2017, 00:55