Two Ashdod men have been arrested in connection to a drive-by shooting in the city Sunday night that left a local man dead at the scene.

Yair Amsalem, 25, was sitting at the “Alladin” restaurant on Ha'avoda street in the city's industrial district on Sunday night when he was shot several times by a gunman in a passing vehicle. Paramedics rushed to the scene and attempted to revive Amsalem, to no avail.

Police set up roadblocks in the area in an attempt to catch the shooters, but by then they had apparently fled the area.

Amsalem was “known to Ashdod police”, investigators said, adding that they are looking into reports that he was involved in a brawl with a few local youths not long before the shooting, and also that the killing may have been part of a larger underworld feud. 


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