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Jhonny José Gómez Romero
Occupation Soldier
Born ca. 1967
Attack information
Date January 19, 1987
3 a.m.
Location(s) Cumaná, Venezuela
Target(s) Soldiers
Killed 6
Injured 3
Weapon(s) Submachine gun

Jhonny José Gómez Romero was a Venezuelan soldier who killed six people and seriously wounded three others at the Santiago Mariño military camp in Cumaná, Venezuela on January 19, 1987. [1][2][3][4]

That night Gómez, a member of the counterinsurgency corps, was standing guard at the gate of the military casino. At 3 a.m. he asked another soldier to be relieved, because he had to go to the toilet, but instead of the bathroom he went to his barracks and opened fire at the sleeping soldiers with a submachine gun. Afterwards the 19-year-old escaped to the village Río Caribe, where he tried to rent a boat to escape to Trinidad, but the owner of the vessel distrusted him and drove off, whereupon Gómez Romero opened fire. The shots missed its target, but alerted a policeman, already informed about the murders, who then arrested him.[5]

VictimsEdit

  • Sergeant Sein Figuera
  • Corporal Aníbal Avila
  • Corporal Darío Crisanto Serrano
  • Corporal Ivan José Ricardo
  • Corporal Domingo López
  • José Manuel Perales

Wounded were Alan Nuñez, Guara Luna, and Alcídes Servando Cedeña.

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