Was stray bul­let part of hate crime?

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The cause of the con­flict that led to the shoot­ing of a 29-year-old woman by a stray bul­let re­mains un­clear, ac­cord­ing to po­lice in­ves­ti­ga­tors, who say it may have been eth­ni­cally mo­ti­vated.

The shoot­ing oc­curred late Tues­day night in the western Athens sub­urb of Ko­ry­dal­los out­side a bar­ber shop, when its owner, a 24year-old Greek of Ar­me­nian ex­trac­tion, was con­fronted by a group of young men. Dur­ing a heated ex­change that en­sued, at least one of the men pulled out a gun and be­gan shoot­ing at the win­dow, re­sult­ing in one bul­let ric­o­chet­ing to­ward the cafe next door, where the 29-year-old woman was sit­ting. She was rushed to the hos­pi­tal and doc­tors say she is ex­pected to sur­vive her in­juries.

Eye­wit­nesses say eight to nine peo­ple who spoke Greek con­fronted the bar­ber shop owner, who told po­lice he does not know who they are or what their mo­tive was.

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