SHOT DEAD: A Beauty Queen is the 5th Person Killed in Venezuela’s Anti-Gov’t Protests

Slipping away by the second, she lies cradled in the arms of the motorbike rider who faces a desperate – and ultimately futile – race against time to save her life.

Moments earlier, Genesis Carmona had been an ordinary 22-year-old woman on a street in the Venezuelan city of Valencia.

Then she was shot in the head by an unidentified gunman who opened fire at anti-government protesters.

Miss Carmona, a marketing student and beauty queen, slumped to the ground. A bystander scooped her up in his arms and put her on his motorbike.

But despite rushing her to hospital for emergency surgery, doctors were unable to save her life.
Last night Miss Carmona’s family were in shock.

‘How long are we going to live like this? How long do we have to tolerate this pressure, with them killing us?’ a relative said. ‘She only needed one more semester to graduate,’ he added.

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