The police said that two armed motorcyclists shot and killed a famous Greek journalist, George Karaivaz, who was investigating a crime today, and added that Karaivaz was killed near his home in Athens.
A private TV reporter STAR TV is widely known to the Greek public for his coverage of law and order and police stories.
Government spokesman Aristotelia Peloni said that the murder shocked everyone.
She said: “The authorities have launched an investigation to arrest and punish the perpetrators.”
Police said Karavasz was shot by two motorcyclists near the home of Alimos in southern Athens. A policeman said that twelve bullet boxes were found at the scene.
Although the motive of the shooting is still unclear, the police confirmed that the murder was clearly planned.
The police official said: “This is a professional murder.” He chose to remain anonymous because he has no right to speak to the media.