One killed, two wounded in Holon 'gangland hit'

Two targets of the assassination near Wolfson are known criminals from Jaffa, the third is an innocent bystander.

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November 8, 2012 21:03
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Scene of the Holon shooting

Scene of the Holon shooting 370. (photo credit: Israel Police)

 
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One man was killed and two were wounded, including an innocent bystander, when unidentified assailants in a passing car opened fire on two men sitting in a car at the intersection outside Wolfson Medical Center in Holon on Thursday night.

The shooting took place around 7 p.m., according to Tel Aviv police. The driver, Said Hamad, an 29-year-old Arab-Israeli from Jaffa, was pronounced dead at the scene and a passenger, also an Arab-Israeli from Jaffa, aged 27, was lightly wounded, but managed to flee the scene.

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Hamad was reported to be the nephew of a crime boss in Jaffa and the shooting part of a criminal feud that has already claimed a number of lives in the past.

Police added that an innocent bystander, aged 53, was also hit by gunfire, and was hospitalized in light to moderate condition.

Police said a car found burned in Jaffa was apparently used in the shooting. The case was assigned to the Tel Aviv branch of the YAMAR central investigative unit.

In 2011, alleged underworld figure Itzik Geffen was killed in a gangland shooting at a gas station at the same junction.

JPost.com staff contributed to this report.

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