A 19-year-old man was shot and killed during a brawl Friday night in an Arab village in northern Israel. The shooter fled the scene, and police launched an investigation and searched for the suspect.
The man’s brother, aged 22, was also shot and seriously wounded during the fight in the town of I’bellin. He was rushed to Rambam Medical Center in Haifa. The brothers’ father was also rushed to the hospital and treated for shock after he was informed about his son’s death.
A medical team arrived at the scene of the fight and found the young man who had been shot six times — in his heart, chest, and elsewhere along his body, a hospital spokesperson told YNet. Magen David Adom paramedic teams tried to care for the victim, but pronounced him dead shortly after.
A resident of I’bellin also told YNet that the shooting was a “shock” for the community and that the victim had good relationships with everyone who knew him. The unnamed individual blamed the murder on the spread of unregistered guns.
Earlier in the evening, a 20-year-old was stabbed in the town of Pardes Hannah, outside Haifa. The victim was rushed to Hillel Yaffe Medical Center in Hadera and treated for his wounds.
Prior to that incident, a 35-year-old who was shot and critically wounded was rushed to Meir Medical Center in Kfar Saba. Police said the motives behind the shooting, in Qalansawe, an Arab town in the center of the country, were not clear.