Priest shot dead in Zacharo

Police were investigating the fatal shooting of a Greek Orthodox priest in Zacharo in the Peloponnesian region of Ilia on Monday.

According to reports, the 51-year-old priest from Pyra, Fokida, had withdrawn an unknown amount of cash from a bank ATM before getting into his vehicle and driving to a parking lot, when two unknown assailants riding a motorcycle approached his car and shot him dead.

The priest?s wife, who was riding in the car with him, was taken to hospital in a state of shock.

The priest, who also owned a taverna, had allegedly received a number of threatening phone calls prior to the attack.

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