Greek Publisher Shot and Injured Outside His Home in Athens



Greek Police. File photo.

Greek police have launched a manhunt for the suspects involved in the shooting of a publisher outside his home in a northern suburb of Athens in the early hours of Monday.

Stefanos Chios, the publisher of the tabloid paper Makeleio, was shot twice around 3 a.m. by an assailant who escaped in a car driven by an accomplice, police say.

The Greek publisher was injured in the neck, but his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. He is currently hospitalized in a local hospital.

Speaking to state-run news agency AMNA, police sources said that the attacker was wearing black and that they were sure he had an accomplice.

“One bullet brushed past the carotid artery and the other close to the heart,” the sources said, adding that his car has two holes made by bullets.

The Homicide Department of the Greek Police is currently investigating the issue.