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

00:10  17 july  2017
00:10  17 july  2017 Source:   Reuters

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Venezuela opposition says two people ' apparently ' shot dead during vote - Carlos Ocariz, speaking on behalf of the Democratic Unity opposition coalition, said .

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 .

People wait to cast their ballots on July 16, 2017 in Caracas, in an opposition-organized vote to measure public support for President Nicolas Maduro's plan to rewrite the constitution, against a backdrop of worsening political violence. © JUAN BARRETO/AFP/Getty Images People wait to cast their ballots on July 16, 2017 in Caracas, in an opposition-organized vote to measure public support for President Nicolas Maduro's plan to rewrite the constitution, against a backdrop of worsening political violence. 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. (Writing by Andrew Cawthorne; Editing by Sandra Maler)

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