(photo credit: Channel 2 [file])
Three men were killed on Friday when their vehicle was fired on by
assailants near the city of Umm el-Fahm.
As a result of the gunshots,
the driver apparently lost control of the vehicle, swerved off the road,
and slammed into an electricity pole which caused the car to ignite into flames.
Francois Abutbul killed in drive-by shooting
All three passengers in the vehicle died during the attack.
Police were unsure whether the men died initially from the gunfire or
from the impact of the vehicle and subsequent fire that engulfed the car.
Initial reports indicated that the violence was part of an ongoing conflict between criminal groups.
According to media reports, the three men who died were from Kfar Jat, and were in their 20s.