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Venezuela opposition says two people 'apparently' shot dead during vote

Published: 5:15 AM, July 17, 2017

CARACAS - Armed gangs seeking to disrupt voting in a Caracas suburb on Sunday "apparently" shot dead two people and wounded four more during an opposition-organized informal plebiscite against President Nicolas Maduro, the opposition said.

Carlos Ocariz, speaking on behalf of the Democratic Unity opposition coalition, said "paramilitary" gunmen appeared during the afternoon in the Catia neighborhood of Caracas where thousands of people were participating in the opposition event.

"Apparently, there are two people dead," he told reporters. REUTERS