Man gunned down in central Athens

A 38-year-old Albanian national died in the early hours of Friday after being gunned down in the central Athenian neighborhood of Neos Cosmos under circumstances that are still being investigated.

Police found the man lying wounded in the entrance of an apartment building on Leontiou Street in Neos Cosmos after neighbors heard several shots being fired in the early hours of Friday.

The man, who was not named, died in hospital shortly after. A warrant had been out for his arrest on illegal weapons possession charges.