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Well-known individual gunned down in Germasogeia

Fatal shooting in Limassol sparks intensive police investigation

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Limassol, Cyprus - October 30, 2023

Early Monday morning, authorities in Limassol were placed on high alert following a tragic incident. Initial reports indicated that around 8:00 a.m., a man was found dead in a vehicle in the Germasogeia area.

The victim, identified as Thanasis Kalogeropoulos, had apparently suffered gunshot wounds. The immediate area was secured as investigations began. It's noteworthy that the perpetrators seem to have had knowledge of the victim's routine, as he was known to frequent this particular spot for his morning swim.

According to Phile News, the incident unfolded at approximately 8:00 a.m. as the 55-year-old Kalogeropoulos was preparing for his morning swim at a local beach in Germasogeia. While attempting to park his vehicle, a second car approached, from which two individuals wearing black clothing and hoods emerged, armed with firearms. They opened fire on Kalogeropoulos, causing his tragic demise.

Following the shooting, the assailants quickly fled the scene. Approximately five minutes later, they set fire to their vehicle in a field within the Germasogeia area. The burned vehicle contained the weapons used in the crime, including a firearm and a pistol.

Witnesses, including beachgoers who heard the gunshots, have provided statements to the authorities, aiding in the ongoing investigation. The police reported that Kalogeropoulos sustained multiple gunshot wounds.

Law enforcement responded swiftly, with a significant presence securing the area. Limassol's Police Director, Nikos Nikou, and the Assistant Chief of Operations, Giannakis Georgiou, arrived at the scene to oversee the situation.

The investigation is ongoing as authorities work to uncover the details surrounding this fatal shooting.

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