Cyprus Mail

Woman critical, man dead in Larnaca shooting incident

A 50-year-old Larnaca man shot and critically injured a Romanian woman, 32, before taking his own life, police said on Sunday.

Christos Rossos is said to have shot the woman in the early morning hours, before shooting himself using a hunting shotgun.

Police said the woman was rushed to Nicosia general hospital in extremely critical condition.

Reports said the two had been romantically involved but she had recently broken off the relationship.

Officers were called to the scene at Oroklini’s Spyros Kyprianou Street at 2.55am.

Outside an apartment building, they found the injured woman in the driver’s seat of a car.

The 32-year-old had wounds to the chest and shoulder.

Near a second vehicle, some 10 metres away, police found Rossos dead with a wound to his chest.

“A hunting shotgun was found close to him.

The woman was initially rushed to Larnaca hospital where she received first aid and then transferred to Nicosia general due to the seriousness of her condition.

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