Two people shot dead on Greek resort island of Corfu, including French resident

The Greek island of Corfu
The Greek island of Corfu © Flickr/CC/Mike Scott

Two people were shot and killed on Sunday near a hotel on the Greek resort island of Corfu, police said, with state media and a witness adding the shooter killed himself. It was reported that one of the victims was a French resident.


"We got a report on gunshots being fired at 11:30 am (0830 GMT), near a hotel," a police officer in Athens said.

"The first information we have is that two people have been fatally wounded. It has yet to be confirmed by a coroner," the officer said.

An eyewitness told French news agency AFP by telephone that a Greek man shot the two before killing himself at the coastal resort of Dasia.

"The two victims succumbed and the shooter killed himself," he said on condition of anonymity.

"I saw the bodies in an empty lot next to a room rental," he added.

State news agency ANA said a 60-year-old local man had killed a pair of neighbours, a man and woman, over a private dispute.

One of the victims was a Greek man who lived in France, the police source said.

No injuries have been reported among the hotel residents.

(with AFP)

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