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REDACTED Page 118 of 190 Moreno was with four friends watching a barricade set up near her home in the city of Valencia, North Central Carabobo state, when members of the National Guard rode up on motorcycles to repress the protest and opened fire at the crowd to disperse the demonstration.485 When the shooting started all the protesters ran. As Moreno was about to enter her house, she looked back and took a shotgun blast at her face from a member of the National Guard to the face. She fell and, when she was trying to get up, Moreno was shot once again in her face at a close range.486 As her cousin Liseth Madía recalls: "A National Guard officer in uniform from a group of six who arrived on motorcycles shot her. A lady who was present at the scene strongly rebuked the soldier for shooting Geraldine, but she grew intimidated at the military, who threatened her with the same weapon Geraldine was shot with. ‘You shut up because you have nothing to do with this. Get in your house!' the man said." Madía recalls that Moreno's parents collected metal pellets from the scene as evidence.487 Moreno’s family members said to Amnesty International: “The guards wounded people, they fired their guns, and (…) then they regrouped and rode off. The guards were not bothered about getting the wounded to the hospital. They just rode off together.“488 485 EL UNIVERSAL. (2014) Murió la estudiante Geraldine Moreno. El Universal. [Online] 22 February. Available from: geraldine-moreno [Accessed 25 October, 2015]; Maduradas. (2014) ¡LAMENTABLE! Confirman que falleció Geraldine Moreno estudiante agredida en manifestación. Maduradas. [Online] 22 February. Available from: estudiante-agredida-en-manifestacion/ [Accessed 25 October, 2015]; MADURADAS. (2014) ¡IMPERDONABLE! GNB dispara en la cara a estudiante en Naguanagua (Fotos). Maduradas. [Online] 20 February. Available from: estudiante-en-naguanagua-fotos/ [Accessed 25 October, 2015] 486 WALLIS, D. (2014) Venezuela deaths rise as unrest claims student and biker; RODRÍGUEZ, M. (2014) Cuando se cayó Geraldine le dispararon en la cara otra vez 487 EL UNIVERSAL. (2015) Whose victim am I? El Universal. [Online] 21 February. Available from: [Accessed 25 October, 2015]; Also see: RODRÍGUEZ, M. (2014) Cuando se cayó Geraldine le dispararon en la cara otra vez 488 AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL. (2014) Venezuela: Human Rights at Risk Amid Protests. Amnesty International. [Online] March. Available from:

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