Man identified as retired military officer dies after shooting partner, self


Police in southern Athens Thursday were investigating the death of a retired military officer who shot his partner, a Bulgarian woman, outside an apartment block in Elliniko before turning the gun on himself.

Reports about the couple’s ages were varied.

Both were rushed to the Asklipieio Hospital in the coastal suburb of Voula at around noon Thursday but died of their injuries.

Immediately after the shooting, the injured woman ran out into the road and appealed to a taxi driver for help who, however, removed her from his vehicle, as she was covered in blood, as he subsequently told reporters, prompting an outraged response on social media.