Three siblings ages 8-15 wounded in Eilat drive-by shooting

Police said incident is criminal and not a terror attack.

April 25, 2015 22:35
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Scene of Eilat shooting, April 25, 2015. (photo credit: ZAKA RESCUE AND RECOVERY ORGANIZATION)

A drive-by shooting in Eilat left three siblings aged 8 to 15 moderately to seriously wounded near a busy mall in the center of the city Saturday night.

Negev police said that around 9:15 they received a call of a shooting next to the Mul Hayam Mall in the city, and arrived to find a  shot up vehicle and three wounded victims aged 8 to 15. The three siblings, all of who are not from Eilat, were sitting in the vehicle when shots were fired by a scooter that was then seen fleeing the area, police said.

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They added that not long after the incident a scooter was found torched next to a cemetery in the city and they are now trying to determine if it is connected to the shooting.

Magen David Adom said that the wounded included a 15-year-old boy shot in the upper body and badly wounded, and his two sisters, ages 8 and 10, who were shot in the lower extremities and lightly wounded. All were taken to Yoseftal Hospital in Eilat.

Police said Saturday night that the incident is criminal and not a terror attack, and that they view it with the utmost severity.

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