Greek farmer shoots, injures 2 fire spectators
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greek police say they are seeking a farmer who allegedly shot and injured two bystanders taking video of a wildfire on the island of Crete after an argument over whether they might be better employed helping to put out the blaze.
A police statement said the two men were hospitalized with stomach and leg shotgun injuries. The shooting took part in the Viannos area of Crete, near farmland owned by the suspect.
The fire broke out earlier Monday, and forced the evacuation of three villages. Three firefighters were lightly injured trying to extinguish the blaze.
Wildfires are common during Greece's long, hot summers. In 2007, more than 60 people died in huge forest fires across southern and central Greece.