Man, 41, shot to death outside Lod's city hall

Details are still uncertain as police scour the area for clues and suspects in afternoon shooting that left one man mortally wounded.

October 4, 2010 04:16
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A 41-year-old Lod resident was shot to death while sitting in his car outside Lod’s city hall on Sunday evening.

Police suspect that the motive was criminal, but the victim had no known criminal record.

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Shots rang out around 6 p.m. at a square next to the municipal building on Rehov Hashmonaim, with the victim fatally wounded from a shot to the head.

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A Magen David Adom ambulance brought him to Assaf Harofeh Hospital in Tzrifin, where he was declared dead.

Meanwhile, a large number of police officers spread out to investigate the crime scene and continue the search for the suspects tied to the shooting.

Located about 15 km. southeast of Tel Aviv, Lod and its sister city Ramle have suffered high levels of poverty, crime and drug abuse for years, and municipal leaders have launched numerous efforts to change the image and the quality of both cities.

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