Netanya rocked by another mob slaying

25-year-old gunned down outside school said to be linked to the Abutbul crime family; another man hurt.

charlie abutbul 224 88 (photo credit: Channel 10 [file])
charlie abutbul 224 88
(photo credit: Channel 10 [file])
Netanya was rocked by yet another criminal assassination on Monday evening when a man identified as 27-year-old Nati Ohion, said to be linked to the Abutbul crime family, was gunned down in his car. A second man, Rami Meimon, 40, sustained moderate to serious wounds. Several shots were fired at Ohion's car, incapacitating its driver and causing the vehicle to slam into a wall on Netanya's Jilber Street. Local residents and relatives of Ohion reportedly flooded the crime scene in the minutes following the shooting, with Ohion's sister crying out for her brother. According to media reports, Ohion married into the Abutbul family one month ago. A Sharon Police source told The Jerusalem Post that "common sense" dictated that Ohion had likely been warned he was the target of an assassination plot. Police officers called to the scene found Ohion in his vehicle with serious gunshot wounds. He died soon afterwards. Meimon, believed to have also been in the car during the shooting, was evacuated to Laniado Hospital. The Abutbuls are entangled in mob warfare in Netanya, reportedly with mobster Ricko Shirazi. Family head Charlie Abutbul was shot by two gunmen in a kiosk in September, an attack that also wounded three civilians. In October, police arrested Ro'i Bunker, 23, reportedly an associate of Shirazi family, for the shooting. Charlie Abutbul's son, Adam, was arrested in September at Ben-Gurion Airport over suspicions that he stabbed a state witness in the trial of his brother, Francois. Francois is facing murder charges over the killing of a youth outside of a nightclub in 2004. A third son, Aviv, was arrested in April after being charged with head-butting a police officer who gave him a ticket for driving without a seat belt. Charlie's nephew, also called Francois, was arrested in September after police received word that he planned on stabbing a police officer stationed outside of his Netanya restaurant. Francois's father, Felix, was murdered in Prague in 2002.