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Thursday 2 October 2014

Albanian bank chief shot dead

Published 26/06/2014 | 11:27

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Police at the scene at Banka Credins offices in the Albanian capital Tirana after its CEO was shot dead (AP)

The head and co-founder of one of Albania's biggest private banks has been shot dead in the capital Tirana.

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Banka Credins CEO Artan Santo was gunned down as he entered his office, according to police spokeswoman Alma Katragjini.

Witnesses said two men on a motorbike first chatted with Mr Santo in front of the bank's entrance before shooting six times, once to his head.

Police said it is too early to determine a motive.

Mr Santo, 58, had been CEO and director-general of the 11-year-old Banka Credins. It is one of 16 banks in Albania.

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