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Eleven people killed by an armed group in western Venezuela

Eleven people, including a Colombian and three teenagers, were killed by a armed squad in western Venezuela, announced Sunday, May 29 the prosecutor’s office.

“the victims were among them” Saturday at dawn “when they Having landed several armed men who forced them to go out into the courtyard where they shot them “, said prosecutors in a statement, adding that the murderers had ” fled by car and motorcycle ». Killed eight adults, all male, were between 18 and 76 years, while the three teenagers had 15, 16 and 17

one of the most violent countries in the world

in early March, an armed group had killed at least 17 miners working open a gold deposit recently in a locality of the State of Bolivar.

Venezuela is one of the most violent countries without armed conflict in the world with 17,778 homicides in 2015, an average of 58.1 per 100 000 population, according to prosecutors. The Venezuelan Observatory of Violence, an NGO, believes that even expect this ratio 90, while the global average is less than 9.

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