PARIS, France — Jun 26, 2014, 4:0 AM
The head and co-founder of one of two Albania’s biggest private banks, Artan Santo was shot dead Thursday in the Albanian capital, police said.
Banka Credins CEO Artan Santo was gunned down in Tirana when entering his downtown office, according to police spokeswoman Alma Katragjini.
Police on Thursday said it was too early to determine a motive.
Occular witnesses said that two helmeted men on a motorbike first chatted with Santo after he left his car in front of the entrance before shooting six times. One shot hit Santo in the head.
Santo, 58 years, has been CEO and director general of Banka Credins for 11 years.
The office is located in the formerly residential area: Blloku (now a trendy area with coffee bars and offices) that was off-limits to the public until 1990 when the communist regime fell.
Albania has 16 banks in total.