Camilo Valderrama

Source Tucaqueta

Florencia | Between Saturday afternoon and Sunday night, three people were killed, according to the authorities report. This bloody violence took place in the municipalities of Puerto Milan and San Vicente del Caguán.

The festivities of San Juan and San Pedro, left a total of three people killed. The most recent case happened in the north of the department of Caquetá. Th victim was identified as Camilo Cometa Valderrama, 36 years old. And President of the Local Junta de Accion Communal.

According to versions, Cometa Valderrama, a native of the municipality of San Vicente del Caguán, was shot dead by unknown gunmen when he talked with friends in a commercial establishment in Los Pozos, area of that town.

The shooting generated panic among those present, as the murderer drew his weapon and fired regardless of who he hit. In fact several other people were reported injured.

 


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Region:Americas

Country:Colombia

Department/Province/State:Caqueta

Nickname:Cometa

Sex1:Male

Age:36

Date of Killing:01/07/2018

Previous Threats:No information

Type of Work:Community leader

Organisation:Leader of the Bruselas Community Action Board

Sector or Type of Rights the HRD Worked On:ESC Rights

Sector Detail:Citizens' rights, Peasant communities

More information:Front Line Defenders

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