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Relatives of two killed in north Venezuela finger the "collectives"

Local authorities announced more stringent military control to reinforce security

Relatives stressed that none of the victims were participating in the demonstration held on Wednesday when they were killed (Notitarde: Lisandro Barazarte)
MARIANELA RODRÍGUEZ |  EL UNIVERSAL
Friday March 14, 2014  11:54 AM
Two people were killed on Wednesday in Valencia, northern Venezuela, during a shooting that lasted nearly seven hours, according to information released by locals.

The two victims were a university student (22) and a baseball coach (42). Relatives informed during the funeral service held on Thursday that the victims had not been killed by a sniper, as ruling party Governor Francisco Ameliach informed on Twitter. They remarked that the victims were killed by armed groups or "collectives" operating in the area, instead.

Relatives stressed that none of the victims were participating in the demonstration held on Wednesday when they were killed. 

Meanwhile, local authorities have announced additional military control in the area to reinforce security. 
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