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Greek journalist shot dead in Athens

Giorgos Karaivaz was shot dead outside his house in northern suburbs of Attica region

Magda Panoutsopoulou   | 09.04.2021
Greek journalist shot dead in Athens

ATHENS

A Greek television reporter was shot dead in the southern suburbs of Athens Friday.

According to local media, Giorgos Karaivaz was shot at least six times in an ambush that was staged outside his house in Alimos in the southern suburb of the Attica region, while witnesses reported seeing two men on a motorbike firing multiple times with a handgun.

Karaivaz was an investigative crime reporter.

According to local media, the perpetrators disappeared to an unknown direction after the murder, while security officers are at the crime scene as well as a unit of the forensic investigation department.

As it became known by the police, the journalist had not said he was receiving threats and had never submitted a request for police protection.

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