Six people were injured in a clash between Greeks and Albanians in Gerakas, East Attica, early Monday morning. The two groups met following calls on social media. Police suspects the clashes had to do with the shooting of the member of Greek minority in South Albania the previous day.
One Greek was reportedly shot in the neck and is intubated in the intensive care of an Athens hospital. The remaining five -two Greeks and three Albanians – have injuries caused by knives.
All six are hospitalized, two of the injured are in serious condition.
Some 20 people met in a park of the area at 2 o’ clock in the morning.
According to media, a 9-mm gun was found on the spot as well as knives and screwdrivers. Forensics investigate whether the weapon has been used in the past.
Police reportedly investigates whether it was a so-called “death appointment” between the two groups. The Electronic Crime Department is said to be also involved in the investigation as there seems to have been calls for a “violence appointment” on social media.
Other media suggest that the clashes had to do with “financial disputes” between the two groups.
The clash took place just hours after a member of the Greek minority in South Albania was shot by police. Kostantinos Katsifas, 35, was shot after he opened fired at special forces of the Albanian police in Vouliarates village.