(photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski [illustrative])
A well-known local criminal was shot to death in the stairwell outside his
apartment in Haifa Tuesday afternoon, in what police are saying appears to be a
“settling of accounts” between the man and rival underworld
Coastal Region Spokesman Eran Shaked said that police believe
that the gunman waited for the victim next to his apartment and shot and killed
him at close range before fleeing the scene. He added that by the time
paramedics arrived the man was already dead.
The investigation has been
handed over the coastal branch of the YAMAR investigative unit.
Tuesday, shortly after 10am a man opened on a motorcycle opened fire on three
men sitting in a car at the Givati junction near Ashkelon. Two of the men were
moderately wounded and the third was lightly hurt in the shooting. The shooter
managed to flee and has not been found.
That shooting followed a similar
one last Thursday, in which two men, including known underworld figure Eli
Orkabi, were shot and killed in Petach Tikva by a man who opened fire from a
passing motorcycle before fleeing the scene.