Crime level ‘critical’

May 28, 2013 9:35 PM

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Two U.S. embassy personnel were wounded by gunfire outside a Caracas night spot early Tuesday morning, according to the State Department. The details of the incident are unclear, but it draws attention to the Venezuelan capital’s high crime rate .

According to the AP and State Department spokesman William Ostick, the two embassy workers were injured at ”some sort of social spot” — a nightclub, according to several reports in the American press, and a popular strip club called Angelus, according to local journalists. Wherever they were, they r...

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