One dead, six wounded in weekend shootings, knifings

By REBECCA ANNA STOIL
May 21, 2006 01:38

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One person was killed and six wounded in six separate stabbings and shootings in Tel Aviv, Bat Yam and Netanya. Eliran Ziloff, 19, of Bat Yam, was fatally shot on his street Friday night in an attack which police described as "criminally motivated." Police received reports Friday night of shots fired in the vicinity of Rehov Bazel in Bat Yam and, upon arrival, discovered Ziloff suffering from severe gunshot wounds. Police teams fanned out, searching for suspects, but came up empty-handed. Ziloff was taken in critical condition to Tel Aviv's Ichilov Hospital, where he later died. Shortly after midnight Friday, residents reported hearing shots fired on Tel Aviv's Rehov Shivtei Yisrael. Initial police investigation indicated that a number of shots had been fired at a parked vehicle owned by a local resident. No injuries were reported, however. Three hours before that incident, police received a report from Sheba Hospital in Tel Hashomer that a 24-year-old Kiryat Ono resident had been admitted in moderate condition with gunshot wounds to the leg. Three people were treated by Ichilov Hospital after being stabbed in separate incidents. Early Friday morning, the hospital reported it had admitted a 29-year-old Yeroham resident who was in good condition after being stabbed in the leg. Later Friday night, police received a report from Magen David Adom that it had treated a stabbing victim on Tel Aviv's Rehov Neveh Sha'anan. On Saturday morning, police received reports of a stabbing on Rehov Hamasger in south Tel Aviv. The victim, a 15-year-old from Givat Shmuel, was lightly wounded. Two people were also stabbed in Netanya over the weekend.


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