Off-duty officer dies after service revolver goes off accidentally

A 55-year-old police officer was fatally wounded and his 20-year-old son was slightly injured when the former’s service revolver went off accidentally at a cultural center in Kolonos, western Athens, late on Monday.

The off-duty officer was rushed to a local hospital where he later died, while his son was being treated in a state of shock at another hospital.

While a police investigation was underway, initial reports suggested the 20-year-old may have been examining the weapon at the time of the accident.

The incident occurred a cultural center the officer had set up and where he taught traditional Greek dances.

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