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2 U.S. embassy personnel shot in Venezuela

(AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE) — CARACAS — Two employees of the U.S. embassy in Venezuela were shot and wounded early Tuesday in the capital Caracas, in a murky incident that local media and a police source said took place at a strip club.

“We can confirm that two members of the U.S. embassy in Caracas were injured during an incident early this morning,” State Department spokesman Patrick Ventrell told reporters in Washington.

“Medical staff inform us that their injuries are not life-threatening,” he added, noting that they were hurt at “some sort of a social spot” but without specifying the venue or nature of their injuries.