Israeli businessman shot dead in Brazil

32-year-old father of three came under fire in Brazilian city of Foruzela while driving his car; murder may have been linked to a work dispute

April 21, 2011 20:57
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An Israeli businessman was shot dead by gunmen on a motorcycle in the Brazilian city of Foruzela on Thursday.

The murder victim, a 32-year-old father of three, worked as the manager of a car dealership.

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He was driving his car when he came under fire, and attempted to evade his assassins, before crashing into a post.

Brazilian police said the man was struck by bullets five times. His family has donated his organs to others.

Local Brazilian media said the shooting may have been linked to a work-related dispute, possibly involving a customer who claimed he had been wrongly charged in a vehicle transaction.

Police said the shooting was a mystery, adding that the gunshot victim had no criminal record.

Ma'ariv said the man was married to a local Jewish woman, was a member of Jewish organizations, and had been living in the city for two and a half years.

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