16-year-old boy shot and killed during a brawl between two families

July 18, 2015 22:21


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A 16-year-old boy was shot and killed Saturday during a brawl between two families in the Negev city of  Rahat.

Negev subdistrict police said they were called to the city’s “34” neighborhood in the mid-afternoon Saturday after a mass brawl broke out between two local families who have been feuding for some time.

Local teen Salah-a-din Abu Abed was shot in the upper chest during the brawl and was ruled dead by the late afternoon, while at least 7 more people were injured, including four suffering from gunshot wounds.

When the police arrived on the scene they said they came under a hail of rocks thrown by locals, but eventually managed to quell the brawl.

Two houses caught on fire for unclear reasons during the brawl and two fire trucks that arrived to fight the blaze were also attacked by locals and had to call off their search for people trapped in the fire. Shortly thereafter they returned under police escort and managed to put out the two fires.

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