Three people shot in firing at La Planta prison
At 12:15 p.m. fire was heard again after a break
Shooting for almost two hours at La Planta prison has claimed three injured people.
The first one of the victims, Policaracas police agent Abraham García, was shot in his arm around nine in the morning.
The two other victims have not been identified. However, it was disclosed that one of them is a school teacher who was shot on her back. Another woman was shot in her leg.
The situation seemed to be under control for a while. Nevertheless, the firing would be heard again. This time, police agents were shooting at the prison. Some time in advance, inmates had advised their relatives via SMS to look after themselves.
"Now, they will learn about the weapons we have," read one of the messages.
José Vicente Rangel clearly said: "We are not conducting negotiations threatened with a gun in the head." He warned behind closed doors in the midst of the social upheaval occurred during the oil strike in 2002 and 2003. Dissenting Timoteo Zambrano answered back that no other option was available: "The thing is that otherwise, you do not negotiate."