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(photo credit: Aloni Mor)
A Tel Aviv woman, 18, awoke to shock and horror on Thursday when she entered her
mother’s bedroom at her apartment in north Tel Aviv and found her lying dead on
the floor next to her boyfriend, in what police are treating as an apparent
Police believe the woman’s boyfriend shot her at close
range and then attempted to commit suicide by shooting himself in the
Paramedics pronounced the woman dead and rushed the boyfriend to
the city’s Sourasky Medical Center (Ichilov Hospital), where he died an hour
The murder took place in an apartment tower on Rehov Levi Eshkol,
in an upscale district of north Tel Aviv. The daughter was reportedly sleeping
in her bedroom upstairs Wednesday night when she heard a loud thud, but did not
go downstairs to check out the disturbance.
Both the woman and her
boyfriend were in their 50s and divorced. They reportedly began dating around
eight months ago, and subsequently moved into the apartment building. Neighbors
told the press on Thursday that they hardly knew the couple, and they never
caused any disturbances.
The boyfriend was reportedly a psychiatrist, who
lost his license around two years ago, due to some sort of wrongdoing.
the scene of the crime Thursday, the woman’s ex-husband told reporters “she
wanted to return to her husband and this is what happened to her.”
Bar-Tzvi, head of the north Tel Aviv police district, said, “This morning
officers who arrived here on the scene found a woman shot to death lying next to
a man who was also shot in the head, but still alive. As far as it seems, our
first assessment is that this appears to be a murder suicide.”
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added, “The investigation is still in its initial phases, and we will check all
aspects of the incident. As far as we know there were never any complaints
issued to the police about violence, or anything else involving the couple.”
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