Police search for suspects in Tel Aviv shooting of reputed crime boss’ son

May 8, 2016 21:10

The weekend murder in Tel Aviv of the son of one of the country’s most notorious organized crime families by a member of a rival gang may have set the stage for a violent confrontation, as police continue to search for the killer on Sunday.

On Saturday night, Shay Shirazi, 30, was shot in a hail of bullets fired from a car while he was driving on Moshe Sneh Street in northern Tel Aviv with an unidentified 45-year-old male passenger, who was lightly wounded, police said.

After being treated at the scene and rushed to Ichilov Hospital, Shirazi, the son of organized crime leader Rico Shirazi, died of his wounds.

Police promptly closed Sneh Street in both directions and set up road blocks in the surrounding area to find the shooter, who fled the scene in the vehicle.

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