Gunman found dead in basement of building after killing three
The suspect was thought to be a former employee of the shipping company where the shooting took place.
Four people have been killed in a shooting at a shipping company in Athens.
He was believed to be a 76-year-old Egyptian former employee of the company who was recently fired.
Following a police operation, he was found dead in the basement of the building.
Media reports identified the business as European Navigation, which operates a fleet of ships transporting goods around the world.
Among the victims of the shooting was the owner of the company, named by news website Proto Thema as Antonis Vlassakis.
A woman and another man were also killed.
One worker at the firm told Skai: ‘He didn’t want to hit any of us, he was shouting at the employees to leave and he targeted the bosses, on the second floor.
‘Obviously, he wanted to take revenge on them.’
While the building was evacuated, several women were later freed after hiding in the building’s toilets, Skai reported.
Police spokesperson Konstantina Dimoglidou said the gun used to perpetrate the shooting was found beside the man’s body, adding he ‘was the weapon of his unlawful act and he had probably shot himself.’
Officers stopped traffic in the area and cordoned it off after being alerted to the incident at around 10.20am local time (8.20 GMT).
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