Policed mobilize forces after deadly shooting in Tabash

July 29, 2012 19:10


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Police have mobilized forces to the northern Arab village of Tabash on Sunday due to fears that a deadly weekend shooting incident could lead to more violence. On Saturday, one man was killed and two were injured after a driver opened fire on villagers who asked him to refrain from blasting music.

The casualty has been named as Bakar Tabash, 23, and one of the injured men is his brother. Police believe the driver created a racket in the area due to wild driving, and was asked to keep the peace by locals. He went away, but then returned, police say, opening fire on the residents. One gunshot victim is in serious condition and the second is in light condition. They are being treated at the Rambam Medical Center in Haifa.

Shots were later fired at the suspected shooter's home, and a vehicle was torched in what police believe were revenge attacks. The police's northern district mobilized large numbers of units to the area to separate the factions and prevent gun battles from breaking out. Police arrested two suspects in connection with the armed disturbances so far.

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