Veteran Greek journalist murdered outside Athens home

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Two gunmen on a motorbike shot and killed a prominent Greek crime journalist near his home in Athens on Friday, police said.

George Karaivaz, a veteran journalist for private broadcaster STAR TV, was well-known to Greek audiences for his coverage of law and order and police stories.

Police said Karaivaz was shot early on Friday afternoon by 2 individuals on a motorbike who fired multiple rounds near his home in Alimos, in the south of Athens.

Journalist Giorgos Karaivaz ambushed and murdered. (Photo by Eurokinissi/ Yiannis Panagopoulos)

Karaivaz was reportedly returning home from work when he was ambushed by the assailants, who likely used a weapon that was muffled with a silencer. He was found dead outside his car near his home.

Gangland killings occur regularly in Athens but there were no immediate reports of a possible motive for Friday’s shooting. Homicide police rather than anti-terrorism officers were investigating, a police official said.

Police have launched a manhunt for the perpetrators, who are thought to have fled the scene immediately after the attack.

Sourced By: Reuters

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