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Man shoots dead his son-in-law on Crete

An argument yesterday between a 46-year-old and his father-in-law over where to place some firewood at the family home on Crete ended with the older man shooting his son-in-law dead. Police said the 80-year-old man shot the 46-year-old in the stomach and neck with a hunting rifle after the pair argued. Officers said they were told that the two men had a fractious relationship. The incident took place in front of two of the younger man’s three children. After the shooting in Iraklion, the 80-year-old left the house on foot but turned himself in at a local police station soon afterward. Police did not name the two men involved, but said that the victim’s first name was Dimitris and that he had been celebrating his name day yesterday.