At least three people have been killed, following a wave of looting and food protests, in Venezuela, in the last week.
The recent wave of lootings and food riots in crisis-hit Venezuela has left three people dead in the last week, authorities and a rights group said.
The state prosecutor’s office is investigating the deaths of a 21-year-old man in eastern Sucre state on Saturday, another 21-year-old man in the Caracas slum of Petare on Thursday, and a 42-year-old woman in the western state of Tachira last Monday.
All three suffered gunshot wounds during chaotic scenes outside supermarkets, which have become a flashpoint for violence and looting amid scarcities of basics across the South American OPEC member country, according to local rights group Provea.
A policeman has been arrested over the Tachira death.
More than 10 incidents of looting are occurring daily, according to the Venezuelan Observatory of Violence, a local monitoring group.