Man killed in Aghios Panteleimonas shooting

A man was killed and his wife injured in a shooting in the central Athenian neighborhood of Aghios Panteleimonas in the early hours of Tuesday, in an execution-style attack.

The man and woman, both Polish nationals, were gunned down at 1.40 a.m. on the corner of Aiakou and Michail Voda streets by two men, who are believed by investigating officers to also be Polish.

The man, whose identity was not revealed, died at the scene, while the woman, who had been shot in the back, managed to flee by jumping onto a motorcycle passing by at the time. The driver of the motorcycle dropped her off at a distance from the scene of the shooting, where she waited for an ambulance to take her to hospital.

The two assailants were still being sought by the police on Tuesday afternoon.

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