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University student shot dead in Venezuela

University student shot dead in Venezuela, others wounded in violent attacks

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro speaks during a radio and television program called "In contact with Maduro", at the Miraflores presidential pala...
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, left, speaks during a radio and television program called "In contact with Maduro", at the Miraflores presidenti...
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro holds up the logo of his radio and television program "In contact with Maduro", at Miraflores presidential palace...

Venezuela Maduro

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro speaks during a radio and television program called "In contact with Maduro", at the Miraflores presidential pala...

Venezuela Maduro

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, left, speaks during a radio and television program called "In contact with Maduro", at the Miraflores presidenti...

Venezuela Maduro

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro holds up the logo of his radio and television program "In contact with Maduro", at Miraflores presidential palace...

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- A university student has been shot to death and three National Guardsmen are among those wounded in separate incidents in the central Venezuelan city of Valencia.

Valencia Mayor Miguel Cocchiola said Wednesday that a man was killed in the opposition-dominated Isabelica neighborhood of the city.

The local newspaper Notitarde de Valencia says the victim's cousin Luis Acosta confirms that 20-year-old Jesus Enrique Acosta was killed near his home by men on motorcycles. It is unclear whether Acosta was participating in a protest.

The chief prosecutor's office confirmed that a commander and two National Guardsmen were wounded by gunshots in another part of Valencia.

Protesters fed up with inflation, violent crime and shortages of some basic items have been demonstrating for a month.


Updated : 2021-01-23 23:31 GMT+08:00