February 8, 2023

Athens News

News in English from Greece

Murder in Nea Smyrni cafe (video)

On Sunday night, in the Athenian district of Nea Smyrni, in a cafe full of visitors, there was a shooting – two men were killed, a woman was injured.

The dead are well known to the Greek police, the main version of the investigation is the dismantling of the Albanian mafia. Two men of Albanian origin, aged 41 and 44, were shot dead. According to ΕΛ.ΑΣ., the main target was the first, who was killed on the spot, and the execution of the second could occur due to circumstances. The killer was in black clothes with a hood and a mask.

The security police have a video recording of the moment of execution and materials collected from the scene. Currently, a search is underway for the executioner, who did not hesitate to shoot in a crowded place, risking the lives of cafe visitors who have nothing to do with it. The shooting resulted in the injury of a 31-year-old woman, the rest experienced an incredible psychological shock. The injured woman is in the Red Cross hospital (“Ερυθρός Σταυρός”), nothing threatens her life.

The shooter’s actions point to an experienced weapon user who may have killed before. That is why the investigations are focused on the Albanian mafia, which has significantly expanded its activities.

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