A man in his forties was shot to death Tuesday night in a commercial district of Dimona, police said. Magen David Adom units declared the man dead on the scene.
Shortly after 9 p.m., MDA units received a call of a man lying on the ground and began attempts to resuscitate him, but were unable to save his life.
Witnesses said a speeding motorcyclist shot the man several times in the upper body. Dimona Police officers were searching for the assailant.
Police said that the victim was known to them as a criminal. Investigators were looking into the circumstances of the incident.
In another incident Tuesday in the South, two youths in their twenties were found with multiple stab wounds. MDA crews evacuated the men to Soroka Medical Center in serious condition. Police were investigating the incident.