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Man, daughter shot by fleeing robbers

A man and his young daughter were in the hospital yesterday after being shot by two robbers fleeing a bank raid in the southern Athens district of Kallithea. Upon emerging from the Eurobank branch with their loot shortly after 8 a.m., the two gunmen fired four times into the air to warn off police officers who had begun to chase them. The robbers then stopped a car being driven by a man taking his daughter to a nearby primary school. When the man refused to get out of the car, the gunmen fired at him and his daughter, hitting him in the arm and the girl in the stomach. The thieves then stopped another car, forced out the driver, and fled. They were still at large late last night, although police found the abandoned second car in Neos Cosmos. According to doctors, the injuries suffered by the man and his daughter are not life-threatening.