A car exploded in a south Tel Aviv neighborhood Saturday night, and went up in flames, killing the sole occupant of the vehicle.

Magen David Adom paramedics arrived at the scene of the incident on Sheshet Hayamim Street in the Kfar Shalom neighborhood of the city, but pronounced the man dead at the scene.  

The cause of the explosion was under investigation by the police, but preliminary reports indicated it may have been a criminal underworld assassination. If it turns out to be an assassination, it would be the fifth killing by rival criminal gangs in the past week, Channel 10 reported.