Man opens fire against gas company workers, kills one

Man opens fire against gas company workers, kills one

One man was killed and another was injured in the northern Athenian suburb of Nea Erithrea on Saturday when a suspect opened fire against them.

The incident happened on Tatoiou Avenue, as the two men, who worked for a gas company, were completing maintenance work in the area.

The 40-year-old suspect appeared on a nearby balcony and fired at least five times towards them, hitting one worker on the abdomen and the other on his leg, according to state-run news agency AMNA.

Neighbors called the police which arrived just as the suspect was reloading his weapon.

Police said the suspect’s bedridden mother was in his apartment, while a search revealed other weapons and swords. According to the police, the suspect is facing mental health problems. 

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