Venezuelan 14 year-old killed during anti-government protest

A middle school student died Tuesday after being shot in the head during an anti-government protest in Venezuela’s restive western region. Preliminary investigations suggest the 14-year-old was injured during a confrontation between protesters and police in the city, and died on the way to the hospital, according to San Cristobal Human Rights Commission President Jose Vicente Garcia. A photo of the teenager lying in a pool of blood, his backpack hanging over his shoulder, as a man frantically tries to staunch the bleeding rocketed around social media in the socialist South American country. It’s not clear who might have fired at the boy, though Garcia said there was reason to believe he was hit by a shotgun blast. The attorney general’s office has opened an investigation into the teen’s death.



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