Photo: Argentine Town Riots After Teen Dies After Being Shot
Following the death of 17-year-old Karen Daiana Campos in Argentina over the weekend, the community was outraged after learning it took authorities 15 minutes to arrive at the scene though they were just down the street.
On March 9, Campos was working at a kiosk in Junin, which is in Argentina’s Buenos Aires Province, named Carlitos. At around 10 p.m. a man approached the small shop and demanded money. Though Campos reportedly did not resist, the man shot her in the chest and rode off on a motorcycle.
Witnesses say it took police 15 minutes to arrive at the kiosk which was only half a block away. The bullet fired at Campos missed her heart and witnesses say she was on the floor bleeding when police arrived, and had to wait another 20 minutes for an ambulance.
Outraged, community members gathered at the police station to protest. Protestors called on the government to make the streets safer and to demand justice for the teen.
The peaceful protest turned violent however, and a bank, official building, and the local court were set on fire by protestors throwing Molotiv cocktails at the buildings.
One witness said at least three police cars were set on fire as well.
Below is a video of the riot following the teen’s murder. http://www.prochan.com/view?p=56a_1362932805
After restoring some order, officials offered a reward to anyone with information on the shooter.