Incident Summary:

01/15/2020: Assailants opened fire on a convoy of opposition members of the National Assembly, including Delsa Solorzano, en route to the Federal Legislative Palace in Caracas, Capital, Venezuela. There were no reported casualties in the attack. This was one of two related attacks in Caracas on this day. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to Supporters of Nicolas Maduro.




South America

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred near the National Assembly building.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity National Assembly
Specific Description Opposition Member: Delsa Solorzano
Nationality of Target Venezuela
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Supporters of Nicolas Maduro No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Venezuela political press review 17 January 2020," BBC Monitoring, January 17, 2020.
"Armed civilians attack vehicles of opposition deputies who were heading to the National Assembly in Venezuela," The Limited Times, January 15, 2020.
"BBCM Latin America Watchlist for 15 January," Latin American media, January 15, 2020.