Two Migrants Injured After Shots Fired at Lesvos Camp

Two migrants were hospitalized with slight injuries after gunshots were fired into Greece’s largest migrant camp on the eastern Aegean island of Lesvos.

The unknown assailant or assailants evaded arrest, while the two injured migrants were taken to the island’s hospital as a precautionary measure, police said on Wednesday. No further details were provided.

The incident occurred late on Wednesday at the notoriously overcrowded Moria camp, which was designed to accommodate fewer than 3,000 people but which now houses more than 18,000.

Earlier, dozens of migrants had staged a sit-in outside Moria, demanding to be transferred to the mainland and claiming that they have been exposed to the coronavirus.

Greek authorities have already announced that approximately 1,500 people belonging to the groups most vulnerable to Covid-19, such as the elderly or those with compromising health conditions, will be sent to the Greek mainland this coming Saturday.