NEWS

Two shot as Albanians fight in Rafina square

Police in eastern Attica interviewed scores of Albanian nationals yesterday following a bloody shootout before dozens of passers-by on Wednesday night that left one man dead and another seriously wounded in the wake of an intense argument between six Albanian nationals in a central Rafina square. No arrests had been made by late yesterday. Both victims – Alfred Lesi, 25, who suffered a fatal head wound, and Petri Petrika, 27, who was shot in the stomach – had got embroiled in a heated dispute with another four Albanians around 10.30 p.m. on Wednesday in the port town some 26 kilometers (16 miles) east of Athens. The shouting was so loud that dozens of people passing through Rafina’s Plastira Square stopped to see what was happening. At one point, two of the four pulled pistols and fired at least four shots at Lesi and Petrika, who was hospitalized and out of danger in Athens.