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Suspect in Shooting at Greek Migrant Camp Moria Arrested on Lesbos Island - Reports

© AP Photo / Emrah GurelTurkish police stand by migrants camping in Edirne near the Turkish-Greek border
Turkish police stand by migrants camping in Edirne near the Turkish-Greek border - Sputnik International
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ATHENS (Sputnik) - Police in Greece have arrested a 55-year-old Greek citizen who is suspected of firing gunshots into the migrant camp Moria on Lesbos Island and wounding two refugees, Efimerida ton Syntakton reported on Friday.

According to the newspaper Efimerida ton Syntakton, the police first found the weapon purportedly used in the crime and then detected the whereabouts of the suspect in the area of the incident.

Two migrants — of Afghan and Iranian origin — received gunshot wounds late Wednesday after leaving the camp's migrant and refugee reception centre.

© REUTERS / ELIAS MARCOUMigrants wearing protective face masks as a precaution against the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), wait to board a ferry that will transfer them to the mainland, at the port of Mytilene on the island of Lesbos, Greece, March 20, 2020
Suspect in Shooting at Greek Migrant Camp Moria Arrested on Lesbos Island - Reports - Sputnik International
Migrants wearing protective face masks as a precaution against the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), wait to board a ferry that will transfer them to the mainland, at the port of Mytilene on the island of Lesbos, Greece, March 20, 2020

Illegal migrants continue to arrive and overcrowd the Greek islands. The government is still reluctant to relocate them to the mainland, despite promises to do so, and instead continues to build additional temporary camps to house them. At present, migrant camps on Lesbos are currently house over 20,000 refugees, yet they were originally built to house no more than 3,000 individuals.

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