Shootings in Rhodes Leave 13 Injured, 7 Hospitalized



Thirteen people were transferred to Rhodes Hospital early Tuesday morning after shootings in Karakonero village on Rhodes island, with seven people still hospitalized.

According to police, a little after midnight three Roma men in a car stopped in front of the Roma camp in Karakonero and opened fire with shotguns. Thirteen people were injured by gunfire and were transferred to Rhodes Hospital.

Six of the victims received first aid and left the hospital, as their injuries were light. Seven of them who suffered more serious wounds were kept in the hospital.

Police started a manhunt to arrest the perpetrators. A 17-year-old Roma male has been arrested and two are still at large. Police continue the search for the other two men that were in the car. Area residents have expressed fear that there will be more shootings.

The causes of the bloody incident are still unknown.