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Three dead in Aegion shooting

Police were conducting forensic tests yesterday at a house near the town of Aegion in the Peloponnese after a triple murder on Saturday that left a Greek-Egyptian businessman and his parents dead, and his wife in a critical condition in a hospital. Officers said that, most likely, two masked gunmen approached the house in the village of Loggo late on Saturday and cut off the electricity to the property. When the family emerged from the house to find out what was going on, the suspects are thought to have opened fire. The 40-year-old businessman, Nikos Zoubatis-Ramzi, was killed instantly. His 66-year-old father Michalis and 59-year-old mother Calliope died soon afterward. Zoubatis-Ramzi’s wife Amed survived the attack but was rushed to a hospital in Patras in critical condition. Her two children, a 12-year-old girl and a five-year-old boy, were unhurt. Police said the children hid in a closet as soon as they heard the shooting. Officers do not think the attackers were robbers so they are looking into Zoubatis-Ramzi’s business dealings in Greece and Egypt for clues about the shooting.