Greek Australian Mother killed, daughter shot: Police


A man has been charged with murder after allegedly killing his wife and injuring his daughter in a shooting, before an hours-long stand-off with police in suburban Adelaide.

Police were called to a “high-risk” operation on Elm Street, at Campbelltown in Adelaide’s northeast, about 1.20pm Saturday, following reports of gunshots.

Officers arrived to find a mother and daughter collapsed on the driveway of the home with gunshot wounds.

“When patrols arrived, they found a woman deceased at the scene and another 22-year-old woman with serious injuries,” South Australia Police said in a statement.

The deceased 51-year-old woman, identified by the Adelaide Advertiser as Aleksandra Vergulis, was allegedly shot by her husband Vasilis Vergulis and succumbed to her injuries.

Their daughter Daniela Vergulis, 22, was allegedly shot by her father, and was taken to the Royal Adelaide Hospital with serious injuries, where she remains in a stable condition.

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Mrs Vergulis worked as an executive assistant at the University of South Australia.

According to her LinkedIn profile, she had previously worked as a procurement officer at the Defence department.

Her LinkedIn profile also paints her as a proud mother, who had celebrated her daughter’s recent career success.

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