Petr Hristov, the famous Bulgarian businessman and owner of Laktima (one of the largest dairy producers in the country), was shot on Monday in the capital, Sofia. Bulgarian news portal Novinite.bg informed about this, 112.ua reports.
“Businessman Petr Hristov was shot and killed near a shopping center on Ralevitsa street in the Manastirski Livadi district of the capital… The shots were fired shortly after 10 a.m., when Hristov was on his way to work”, the message reads.
According to the information, Hristov was shot in the back eight times with a small caliber handgun. The 49-year-old entrepreneur died before his driver managed to transport him to the hospital. Shortly after, Bulgaria’s Ministry of Interior informed that the police is investigating all possible motives for the crime, including those related to Hristov’s business operations and personal ones.
The police did not manage to find the perpetrator, despite the fact that enhanced security measures were put in place in Sofia in order to provide security during the ceremony of transfer of the European Union presidency to Bulgaria.