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Drugs link in deadly Piraeus street shooting

A 26-year-old man died after being shot three times near a rehabilitation center for drug addicts in Piraeus shortly before noon yesterday. Doctors at the Tzanneio Hospital were unable to save the victim’s life. According to police, the 26-year-old, who was not named, was a drug user who was known to the authorities. Officers are treating the incident as some kind of settling of scores. It occurred close to a methadone center run by the Greek Organization Against Drugs (OKANA). The president of the Piraeus Bar Association, Vassilis Korkidis, told Kathimerini that drug dealing often goes on near the center and that many locals want it to be relocated. But advocates of the unit say that there need to be more like it as the long waiting list for treatment means that some addicts resort to dealers for drugs.