A 27-year-old Albanian national early Monday shot in the face his Romanian girlfriend, resulting in her serious injury.
According to police, the incident occurred two hours after midnight in the center of Athens. The couple was in a car and had a fight for reasons as yet unknown.
The man shot the woman and afterwards threw her out of the car and fled. The perpetrator threw the gun in a dustbin a short distance away from the scene and disappeared.
The 20 year-old victim was taken to a hospital by ambulance.
Police are conducting an investigation to locate the perpetrator.