"The passengers were mostly sleeping when the accident happened, most were not strapped with seat belts, so they were seriously injured," the spokesman said.
He was posthumously promoted to the rank of Staff-Sgt.-Maj.
Fellow athletes and other notable figures reacted with concern after Tiger Woods' car accident.
The vehicle sustained major damage and Woods was extricated from the wreck with the "jaws of life."
Police suspect that the incident may have been part of a blood feud between two families from Lod.
No injuries were caused by the gunfire.