The teenagers were identified as Joselino Irua, 14, and Emerson Dussan, 16. Preliminary investigations show that they were riding a motorcycle when they were approached by military personnel from the Magdalena Infantry Battalion No. 27.
The soldiers allegedly shot in the abdominal area of the minors, who were taken one to the Arsenio Repiso hospital in San Agustin and the other to the hospital of Pitalito municipality. There they died from the impact of a rifle bullet.
"We are investigating the events of this Sunday night when, apparently, members of the Battalion wounded two minors," Colombia's Army stated.
#Colombia | An Indigenous mobilization of over 8,000 people, reject the massacres, assassination of social leaders, criminalization of social protest, and to defend territory, life, peace, and democracy. Look at this pictures from our team as the Minga arrived in Bogotá on Sunday pic.twitter.com/NNBBOTJQHd
The president of the 'Mais' Movement, Martha Peralta, shared a sensitive video Twitter showing community members helping the victims.
Meanwhile, Human Rights Organizations denounced the systematic killings of Indigenous peoples in Colombia, after learning about the crime against Professor Embera, Genaro Isabare, who was found tortured and killed in Alto Baudo, Choco.
An armed group attacked the Embera Dobida Indigenous community in Ecevede, an Ankozo Catru and Dubasa Indigenous reservation, and detained the professor. The next day the leader's body was found.