"Wild West" on the streets of Athens: 3 dead, 2 injured policemen

3 people were killed and 2 police officers were injured in the criminal incidents in Greater Athens that took place last night.

There were details of the incident in Kato Patissia, where there was a conflict between the criminals, which resulted in the death of 2 people.

At about 21:30 in one of the central districts of the capital, Kato Patisia, a conflict broke out between members of the Albanian criminal structures, at the intersection of Georgiou Nazu and Kurtidou streets.

A Mercedes, in which a man and a woman were traveling, collided with a motorcycle and a car. At the same time, the driver of the Mercedes stopped the motorcycle and shot at its driver, according to sources in the Greek police.

The driver of the second car got out of the car and rushed to the driver of the Mercedes, whom he apparently knew and received a bullet from him. Then the offender stepped on the gas and knocked down the passenger of the second car. The latter was taken to the hospital, where he died from his injuries on Sunday morning.

The woman remained at the scene, where she was later detained.

One of the eyewitnesses in Kato Patisia reported mass mediathat came face to face with an armed criminal. An overly curious man decided to go outside after hearing the shots. Luckily he didn’t get hurt.

Another eyewitness said he heard 5-6 shots and was too scared to go out and see what happened.

According to some media reports, it was an “arrow” between two Albanian “families”. In total, about 10 people arrived at the meeting in cars and at least one motorcycle.

The attacker then stopped another car, a Toyota Yaris, at gunpoint, threw the driver out of it and drove to the Agios Anargyros area. The completely crazy shooter decided to commit an armed robbery at a gas station on Dimokratis Avenue.

According to the information, the same offender then robbed a cafe-bar, but on his way out he ran into patrol police officers.

A firefight ensued, resulting in the gunman, who had fired approximately six to seven times, dropped dead as police returned fire.

Two policemen were wounded: one received a light wound in the chest (but was not injured, thanks to a bulletproof vest), and the other in the shin. Two more bullets were found in their patrol car.

Police said officers responded to an armed robbery at a gas station and launched a manhunt for the robbers.

Both the perpetrator and the other two victims were said to be of Albanian origin, known to the police through their criminal history. One of those who died in Kato Patisia and a man who died from a police bullet in Agios Anargyri were arrested a month ago for drug trafficking. They were released under restrictive conditions.

Members of a criminal gang in Kato Paticia, who were on a motorcycle and a second vehicle, allegedly held the shooter responsible for the arrest of their member several months ago. They reportedly ambushed him to intimidate or kill him. As soon as he saw them, he pulled out a gun and started shooting.

In a video released at night by the Minister for the Protection of Citizens, Takis Theodorikakos, he expresses his gratitude to the police officers who, through their actions, saved the citizens in Kato Patisia. He praises their professionalism and dedication.

Immediately after the incidents, there was a lot of confusion, as even the police authorities did not have a complete picture of the events, as a result of which they talk about two independent incidents: one in Kato Patisia, with drivers quarreling and shooting, and the second in Agios Anargyros, with an armed robbery.

Even the post of Minister for the Protection of Citizens, Takis Theodorikakos, did not clarify the “vague” picture of what exactly happened, rather the opposite.

We will investigate what happened and try to publish more accurate information about what happened.

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