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Two migrants hurt as shots fired into island camp

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Two asylum-seekers have been hospitalized with light injuries after gunshots were fired into Greece's largest migrant camp on the eastern Aegean Sea island of Lesvos, police said Wednesday.

The unknown assailant or assailants evaded arrest, while the two injured migrants were taken to the island's hospital as a precaution, police said. No further detail was provided.

The incident occurred late Wednesday at the notoriously overcrowded Moria camp, which was designed to accommodate under 3,000 people and now contains more than 18,000.

Lesvos is a major arrival point for thousands of migrants and refugees seeking a better life in Europe.

They reach the island from the nearby Turkish coast in small, usually unsafe boats provided by smuggling rings.

[AP]