17-Year-Old Migrant Dead After Saturday Noon Shooting In Symi, Greece

Greek_coastguard_SimiA 17-year-old immigrant was found dead after an exchange of fire between port authority officers and traffickers in the southeastern Aegean island of Symi.

An officer and a suspected smuggler were also injured during the incident on Saturday noon.

When the Greek port authorities identified a boat approaching Greek territorial waters carrying suspected undocumented immigrants, the traffickers who were armed opened fire and the officers replied.

According to locals the 17-year-immigrant was fatally wounded during the exchange of fire, while other witnesses said that he died from asphyxiation.

Symi Mayor Lefteris Papakalodoukas called for the Prosecutor’s intervention in a statement on the incident stressing out that the immigration problem on the tiny island is out of control, since 500 migrants are already hosted in Symi.

(Source: ANA-MPA)


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