• Short Summary

    SANTIAGO, CHILE

    Four people were found shot dead in Santiago on July 3 after police began a crackdown on suspected leftist guerrillas.The dead were alleged by police to be members of the Manuel Rodriguez Patriot Front.A spokesman said the four had been involved in a gun battle with agents of Chile's National Information Centre.Security forces made a series of arrests.People living near the scene of the shoot-out said they heard only one round of machine gun fire.Some reports have claimed that the four were tortured to death by secret police, who then staged the shooting.A cache of arms was later displayed by security forces, although witnesses claim they saw police carrying arms into the house before the raid.The Patriotic Front has claimed responsibility for a number of recent bombings.The targets included power lines.They have also admitted to carrying out raids on banks.The four victims were suspected of involvement in a recent attack outside an army building, in which a soldier was wounded.Other police operations have uncovered a clinic allegedly used as a base for guerrillas.

  • Description

    1. SV PAN Car with bullet holes in screen (2 shots) 0.14
    2. SCU PAN Body covered in blue bag, blood stains close by, gun close by 0.22
    3. SV PAN Body, another body being examined by police 0.33
    4. SV ZOOM TO SCU Suspected guerrilla on bed being fingerprinted 0.38
    5. SV & SCUs Arms and explosives, confiscated by police, on display (3 shots) 0.43
    6. SVs Clinic allegedly used by guerrillas, medicines and equipment (4 shots) 1.04
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    Background: SANTIAGO, CHILE

    Four people were found shot dead in Santiago on July 3 after police began a crackdown on suspected leftist guerrillas.The dead were alleged by police to be members of the Manuel Rodriguez Patriot Front.A spokesman said the four had been involved in a gun battle with agents of Chile's National Information Centre.Security forces made a series of arrests.People living near the scene of the shoot-out said they heard only one round of machine gun fire.Some reports have claimed that the four were tortured to death by secret police, who then staged the shooting.A cache of arms was later displayed by security forces, although witnesses claim they saw police carrying arms into the house before the raid.The Patriotic Front has claimed responsibility for a number of recent bombings.The targets included power lines.They have also admitted to carrying out raids on banks.The four victims were suspected of involvement in a recent attack outside an army building, in which a soldier was wounded.Other police operations have uncovered a clinic allegedly used as a base for guerrillas.

    Source: CHANNEL 7, SANTIAGO

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAXI6N9PQDVDLPR5EU3815BV3
    Media URN:
    VLVAXI6N9PQDVDLPR5EU3815BV3
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/07/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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