Greek police believe Turkish nationals victim of gang style shooting near Athens
Six men, believed to be Turkish nationals, were found gunned down early Tuesday in the seaside town of Artemida, some 20 km from Athens, Ekathimerini reported.
Earlier reports suggested that the men, apparently the victims of a gangland-style shooting, could be Albanians.
All six were fatally shot around a deserted spot at 6:30 PM on Monday, and left inside and beside a blue car with German license plate. Five of the victims were found inside the car, and the sixth, believed to be the driver, was outside.
All victims are yet to be identified, Ekathimerini said. No weapons were found on any, and more than 20 bullets shot from a handgun were recovered at the scene.
The Greek authorities have reportedly filed a request for help with Interpol and are working with German authorities to identify the license plate.
Investigators are collecting security camera footage from the broader vicinity to find clues that will lead them to the perpetrators of the attack, which according to some witnesses involved a dark colored car and a motorcycle, Ekathimerini said, adding that the police suspects the shooting may be part of a turf war between rival criminal gangs, possibly linked to drugs.
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