Two U.S. embassy workers shot at Venezuelan strip clubBy Mason White 4:05 AM May 31, 2013
|The Antonella club|
By: Ryan Lee Hall
(Scroll down for video) A U.S. embassy is in hot water again after two of its workers were shot at a strip club.
The two U.S. diplomats were wounded in a shooting at a nightclub in Caracas, Venezuela. According to eyewitnesses, the two shot each other after a heated argument.
Deisy Ron, who manages the girls at the Antonella club, said that the men, identified as military attaches assigned to the U.S. Embassy in the capital, had been arguing and hitting each other outside the club in the early hours of the morning.
She said that although she was not working on the night of the shooting, those who were there have seen the men fighting.
She said: “One of them pulled a gun and shot the other in the stomach and legs.”
She said she did not know how the second man was wounded, though none of the U.S. residents who were shot suffered from life threatening injuries.
Venezuelan police earlier said that the two men had been attacked at 4:00 am outside the club, located in a rich area in the city of Caracas, which is off-limits to Embassy staff.
It is not yet clear how the men were able to enter the club with weapons, as it is a gun free zone.
The U.S. State Department confirmed that the men were injured in the incident and that, despite working in the embassy were not direct employees.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view