New Democracy (ND) leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis expressed his abhorrence over the killing of prominent lawyer Mihalis Zafiropoulos on Thursday, saying he was a great friend.

"I express by abhorrence over M. Zafiropoulos's brutal assassination. [He was a] Worthy lawyer, distinguished member of ND and a very good friend,? he said in a tweet.

Zafiropoulos, son of former New Democracy MP Nontas Zafiropoulos, was shot and killed in his office by unknown individuals. Police arrived swiftly on the scene and are investigating the crime.