The shooter fired 12 rounds from a Zastava Tokarev semi-automatic pistol in the Friday evening shooting outside a suburban Athens office of the Golden Dawn party. The bullet casings came from the same weapon, which has not been used in any previous case of armed attack, police said in a statement Saturday.
The names of the three victims, all male, have not been officially released. The Golden Dawn website mentions the two dead, aged 22 and 27, only by their first names, and says the "two young nationalists" were party members. It refers to the 29-year-old wounded man as "a fellow citizen"
The shooting came amid a government crackdown on the party following the fatal stabbing last month of an anti-fascist musician in Athens. A Golden Dawn supporter has been arrested and charged with murder in that case, though the party has denied any wrongdoing.
A police official, speaking on condition of anonymity because officers were not authorized to comment on the investigation, described to The Associate Press a video from a nearby security camera that confirmed accounts from Golden Dawn lawmakers that the assailant started firing from 15 meters (yards) away and finished off his victims at close range.