Girl injured by stray bullet in critical condition


An eight-year-old girl who was seriously injured by a stray bullet during Easter celebrations at the village of Thespies in Viotia on Sunday afternoon remains hospitalized in critical condition.

According to Skai TV channel, the girl underwent surgery on Sunday night at Aglaia Kyriakou hospital in Athens to remove the bullet from her head.

The incident happened at around 4.30 p.m. on Sunday while the girl was playing with friends at the yard of her house in Thespies. Her family saw her drop to the ground unconscious and transferred her to the local hospital.

According to police sources, the shot is believed to have come from a man participating in festivities at the nearby Leontari village. Officers investigating the incident are taking testimonies from witnesses at the two villages.