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Fatal shooting at Greek shipping company leaves four dead

Gunman, former employee, targets coworkers in tragic incident in Glyfada

Kathimerini Greece Newsroom

Four people died during a shooting incident at a Greek shipping company in the southern Athens suburb of Glyfada on Monday, according to reports.

The gunman, allegedly a former employee of the company, entered the building and opened fire on employees, resulting in the deaths of three individuals before turning the gun on himself.

The perpetrator has been identified as a 70-year-old Egyptian national. Some reports suggest that he had been terminated from his position at the firm.

While police have not officially disclosed the name of the company involved, reports have identified it as European Navigation.

The incident prompted a hostage situation. Police, members of the elite counterterrorism unit EKAM, fire engines, and ambulances were stationed outside the building, and police had cordoned off a wider area around it.

“I heard the gunshots, I heard the first two. I headed towards the stairs to see what was happening. I saw two guys coming down; they said, ‘It’s Aris with a gun, he’s shooting.’ Of course, I dashed outside, towards the garden, and made my way out through the back door of the garage,” a witness, identified as a company worker, told journalists outside the building.

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