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One dead, five injured in Cretan family feud

One person was killed and another five injured on Crete yesterday when an argument between two families over some grazing land ended with them trading fire. The two families met on their bordering plots of land near Rethymnon to settle a dispute over grazing rights but the get-together descended into violence when a member of one of the families pulled out a gun and shot a 65-year-old member of the other family. Other relatives arrived soon afterward and more shots were fired. The five people who were injured were initially taken to the hospital in Rethymnon but some had to be later moved as the families continued their argument at the clinic. All five sustained serious injuries. One of the wounded, a 30-year-old man, has suffered spinal injuries. Police on the island said they were concerned the incident could lead to a vendetta between the two families.