A teenage Syrian was sent to hospital on Tuesday night after a farmer allegedly took out his gun and shot the victim twice, once to the head and once on the legs, on the migrant-filled island of Lesvos.
According to the police, the reasons for the incident remain unknown, but sources say that the 78-year-old farmer, who had already served time in prison for the murder of his wife, said that he was afraid of being robbed.
The horrific incident took place at a field near the identification centre of Moria.
The alleged offender reportedly shot the 16-year-old refugee in front of his shocked parents and brother. They have since left the detention centre, seeking protection.
The injured teenager remains hospitalised, but he is not at risk according to authorities.
This latest incident is just one of the many that have occurred on the island, with tempers flaring due to the fact that a resolution to the migration crisis is not appearing on the horizon.