DALLAS - Several dozen demonstrators in Venezuela were injured during the second day of an apparent uprising attempt.
One hospital says the wounds ranged in severity, with one person being shot in the foot and others being injured by buckshot.
Venezuela is in the middle of a power struggle between socialist President Nicolas Maduro and opposition leader Juan Guaido.
One Venezuelan woman watched the chaos unfold from Dallas as thousands gathered to demand Maduro's ouster in favor of Guaido, who is recognized by the country's constitution and over 50 nations - including the U.S. - as interim president.
But Maduro won't budge, and with the military still largely supporting him, the country remains in turmoil.
Marianne Scheer spent most of her life in Venezuela.
The 26-year-old architect now lives in Dallas, but most of her family, including her parents, grandparents and siblings, still live there.
She's worried about their safety.
“It's gotten progressively worse and worse,” Scheer said. “You can't find food, people are starving. You can't find medicine, drugs, or anything.”
Scheer's father and brother, who support Guaido, were caught up in the violence Tuesday. The men were sprayed with tear gas.
“It honestly tears me down. I wish I was there. I wish I could fight back. I've been protesting ever since I was a kid,” she added.
Scheer's relatives took cell phone video that captured the violence in the streets.
She's hoping for a peaceful resolution soon, before more Venezuelans suffer.
“We're all very emotional, extremely emotional about it, and it tears me apart just to see people, not only fighting today, but dying on a day-to-day basis. I've had an uncle die back home, people who graduated college with me who didn't make it,” Scheer added.