Police identify gun used in Golden Dawn shootings, collect 12 bullet casings

The weapon used to shoot dead two Golden Dawn members outside the party’s offices in northern Athens on Friday night was a Zastava pistol, police sources said on Saturday.

Twelve 9 mm cartridges were recovered from the scene at Neo Iraklio. Police said ballistic tests showed the semi-automatic gun had not been used in criminal or terrorist activity before.

The anti-terrorism squad is investigating the shooting and has taken away a motorcycle found three blocks away from Golden Dawn’s offices for forensic tests.

Skai TV quoted police sources saying that the two assailants got off their motorcycle, thought to be a Honda Varadero, approached the victims and shot them from a close distance, injuring a third man in the process.

The attackers then got back on the motorcycle and rode off, according to the police.

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