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Shootout in central Athens, man injured

Δημοσίευση 20 Ιανουαρίου 2011, 11:32 / Ανανεώθηκε 27 Ιουνίου 2013, 14:55
Shootout in central Athens, man injured
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Two unidentified individuals shot and injured an Albanian man sitting at a coffee shop in the Gyzi area of central Athens at around noon on Wednesday.The incident occurred at the junction of Panagiotarea and Lombardou streets in the city.

Two unidentified individuals shot and injured an Albanian man sitting at a coffee shop in the Gyzi area of central Athens at around noon on Wednesday.The incident occurred at the junction of Panagiotarea and Lombardou streets in the city.

According to the coffee shop owner, another Albanian national, he saw two people approach, open fire on the victim and then flee after they had injured him.

The injured man left the coffee shop on his own and walked a few metres down the road before collapsing. Passers-by then picked him up and took him by taxi to Elpis Hospital where he is now being treated for his injuries.

Police believe the incident was a settling of accounts with the victim and are now conducting an investigation to discover the motives for the attack and locate the culprits.