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Ayia Napa assailant ‘shot by fellow killer’

The assailant shot at the scene of the Ayia Napa slayings last month was killed by one of the other shooters, ballistic results have shown.

According to reports in Phileleftheros, ballistic tests have shown only two guns were used in the shooting of businessman Phanos Kalopsidiotis, married couple off-duty police officer Elias Hadjiefthymiou and his wife Skevi, and apparent shooter 41-year-old Albanian national Jani Vogli.

One was the pistol police believe had been using in the attack and the other a Kalashnikov found in the car stolen by the attackers to use in the attack.

This points to Vogli having been killed by the other suspected shooter, said by police to be 48-year-old Aleks Burelli – another Albanian.

Reports so far had indicated Vogli had been shot by a police rapid response MMAD officer who was in Kalopsidiotis’ group that night but the latest findings have reportedly dismissed those claims.

Four people are currently in custody on suspicion of assisting the shooters. They are Greek Cypriots Marios ‘Benny’ Christodoulou, 39, Panayiotis Pentavka, 38, Sophia Gregoriou, 28, a friend of Benny’s, and Serbian national Loy Dejan, 42, who had been working as Kalopsidiotis’ bodyguard but has been implicated in tipping off the shooters.

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