Star TV Journalist gunned down outside southern Athens

Greek police car

Journalist Giorgos Karaivaz was shot at least six times and killed in an attack with all the hallmarks of a planned ambush as he was coming back home shortly after 2 p.m.

Karaivaz, a veteran crime reporter, was returning home from work on a daytime show on Star TV when he was ambushed by the assailants, who likely used a weapon that was muzzled with a silencer. He was found dead outside his car that parked beside a small park near his residence.

Police have launched a search for the perpetrators, who are thought to have been on a motorcycle and fled the scene immediately after the attack.