File Photo: Egypt's police forces (Photo: AP)
A low-ranking policeman was killed early Thursday on his way to work in a police station in 6 October City, Al-Ahram Arabic news website reported.
According to Al-Ahram Arabic, Salah Mohamed, the low ranking policeman, was shot down by a group of unknown assailants in car.
Eyewitness accounts said the assailants were masked inside a car without license plates and fled the scene after committing the crime.
The general prosecution started an investigation into the killing.
Hundreds of police personnel have been killed in similar incidents in the past few years.