Police search for suspects in Haifa, Jaffa killings
Vladimir Drunov, 23, was stabbed outside Haifa nightclub; in separate incident, Morad Siksik, 25, is shot in Jaffa.
Police at Tel Aviv Central Bus Station Photo: Ricardo Mallaco
Police are on the hunt for suspects in the murder of Vladimir Drunov, 23, who
was stabbed in the chest outside a nightclub in Haifa Sunday
Police said Monday that Drunov, who died from his injuries, had no
criminal record and they are trying to figure out what led to the
Police said they do not know if Drunov was involved in an
altercation with the killers earlier inside the club, only that he was inside
the establishment earlier in the night, and was found stabbed shortly after 3
a.m. on the pavement outside the club, located in the “Check Post” industrial
area in the city.
Magen David Adom paramedics who arrived at the scene
initiated CPR procedures and rushed the victim to the Rambam Medical Center in
Police said they are searching for witnesses to the
murder, which is being investigated by the Coastal Region branch of the YAMAR
Drunov was not the only young man murdered in Israel
on Sunday night, though in different circumstances from the killing of a
25-year-old Jaffa native earlier in the night.
In the earlier murder, the
victim, Morad Siksik, was shot and killed by unknown assailants on Yefet Street,
the main thoroughfare of Jaffa.
Tel Aviv Police spokeswoman Orit Friedman
said Siksik was shot in the head and chest by someone who fired from a passing
vehicle. He was critically wounded in the shooting and taken to Wolfson Medical
Center in Holon where he soon died.
Friedman said police are still
investigating how the man arrived at the hospital, and who evacuated him from
the scene of the crime. Police have tasked the Tel Aviv branch of YAMAR with the
According to Friedman, the victim had a history of run-ins
with the police, but would not elaborate on what police suspect led to the