Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras called for a prompt investigation into the killing of a prominent lawyer in central Athens on Thursday, in a call to Alternate Citizen Protection Minister Nikos Toskas.

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