Murdered teen buried in Rishon

Police investigating involvement of second teen treated for stab wounds.

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Tzahi Basha, 18, who was stabbed to death near his home in Rishon Lezion overnight Saturday, was buried in the city on Sunday afternoon. Police suspect that Basha was killed following an argument with other youths. According to the initial investigation, after sustaining multiple stab wounds to the chest, Basha tried to reach his home on Rehov Popel, but collapsed about 100 meters short of his goal after losing a great deal of blood. A passerby tried to resuscitate the teen and summoned Magen David Adom, but paramedics pronounce Basha dead on the scene. Police were searching for the attackers but a motive was yet to be identified. Basha had no criminal past. Shfela District chief Asst.-Cmdr. Yiftah Duchovni told Israel Radio that approximately 10 people were involved in the attack, most also without criminal records. A 16-year-old was being treated for light stab wounds at Assaf Harofeh Hospital in Tzrifin and Rishon Lezion police chief Amihai Eshed told Israel Radio that police were investigating whether the boy was involved in the attack on Basha. Eshed added that Basha had been out with a 14-year-old cousin from Beit She'an who was a witness to the attack. Eshed said that after overcoming his initial shock, Basha's cousin was cooperating with the investigation.