Police were investigating the murder of a kiosk owner in the western Athenian suburb of Peristeri on Thursday.

The body of the 45-year-old man was found at around 5 a.m., locked inside the Athinon Avenue kiosk, which had a security door and was protected by an alarm.

He had been shot in the head, leading inspectors to believe that he was the victim of a failed holdup.

The man had managed to alert the security firm before he was shot.

Ekathimerini.com