"The forensic study showed that the young man died from a gunshot impact, because a chromium-plated metal sphere of about eight millimeters in diameter was extracted from him," the minister said at a press conference broadcast by the Venezuelan state channel. Television (VTV).
Reverol assured that the Scientific, Criminal and Criminal Investigations Corps (Cicpc) "would" have made field investigations, together with the Public Ministry, where they could collect "seven similar metallic spheres at the site of the event." He detailed that six of the spheres were collected in the place where the Bolivarian National Guard (GNB) was "attending the demonstration", while the seventh was located in the place where Cañizales fell.
.. This is possibly from a homemade pistol, a zip gun, a pellet air pistol--
The report indicates a "gunshot" wound, but that can be determined from residue, gunpowder on bioth the steel ball and on the gas mask where the ball penetrated. Otherwise, there may have been another means to shoot the projectile, such as a CO2 pistol or even a slingshot.
SLINGSHOT VELOCITY VS BEARING DIAMETER--