'Road shooting could trigger violence in Arab town'

Police send forces to Tabash due to concern that deadly weekend shooting incident could lead to more violence.

July 30, 2012 02:54
Israeli police

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Police sent forces to Tabash, east of Haifa, on Sunday due to concern that a deadly weekend shooting incident could lead to more violence.

On Saturday, one man was killed and two were wounded after a driver opened fire on villagers who had asked him to refrain from blasting music. The dead man was named as Bakar Tabash, 23.

Police say the driver apparently had created a racket in the area due to wild driving and was asked to stop by locals. They believe he later returned and opened fire.

One of the two wounded men is in serious condition; the second was lightly wounded. They are being treated at the Rambam Medical Center in Haifa. One of the wounded men is Tabash’s brother.

Shots were later fired at the suspect’s home and a vehicle was torched in what police believe were revenge attacks.

The police’s Northern District mobilized large numbers of units to the area to separate the factions and prevent gun battles from breaking out.

Police have arrested two suspects in connection with the armed disturbances so far.

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