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Shooting injures 1 at Venezuela candidate's event


CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Gunshots have been fired during an event where the leading opponent of President Hugo Chavez was visiting a traditionally pro-government neighborhood. At least one person is injured and both sides are trading blame for Sunday's violence.

Justice Minister Tareck El Aissami says the authorities are investigating the confrontation in which the son of opposition lawmaker Ismael Garcia was lightly injured.

A group of government supporters clashed with backers of opposition presidential candidate Henrique Capriles during a visit to the Cotiza neighborhood of Caracas.

In messages on his Twitter account, Capriles accused government supporters of starting the violence.

El Aissami tells state television that the opposition provoked the violence.

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