A disgruntled former employee of Greek shipping company European Navigation opened fire today at the company’s office in the capital Athens, killing his boss and two others before shooting himself, a Greek police spokesman said. .
Several police cars, fire engines and ambulances were parked outside the European Aviation Office in the southern suburbs of Athens. A Reuters reporter at the scene said that anti-terrorism forces had first entered the building where the crime took place.
Police said two men and a woman were killed, including a European aviation industry boss, but did not release their names.
Reuters reported that police found the body of the male gunman, a 76-year-old former employee, in another part of the office building where the crime took place. Police said that next to the deceased was his “assault weapon. He probably shot himself.”
Greece’s “Proto Thema” website reported that a female employee of a European aviation industry said: “We were working in our seats, and then we heard gunshots.” He said the gunman asked employees to leave the scene.
Greece has strict laws controlling gun ownership. Barring gang activity, there are few localsShootingevents.