A 45-year-old man was shot and killed and another man seriously injured in two separate shooting incidents in Haifa on Tuesday. The incidents occurred within the same hour at different locations, criminal motivations are suspected and police are investigating if there is a connection between the two incidents.
The first incident occurred at approximately 9:30 a.m. on Independence street, where a man in his 40s was seriously injured after being shot multiple times and evacuated to the Rambam Medical Center. The police were attempting to locate the gunman when a second shooting occurred on Hagiborim street around 10:20 a.m.
The second victim, 45, was fatally wounded and pronounced dead on the scene by MDA medics. “At this stage it seems that the two events have a criminal background, the investigation is ongoing,” the Coastal District Police said in a statement.