Shootings near Tel Aviv leave one dead, three wounded

Shootings near Tel Aviv leave one dead, three wounded

20-year-old killed in Tira, two others lightly injured; man moderately wounded in Kfar Kassem fight

Ilan Ben Zion, a reporter at the Associated Press, is a former news editor at The Times of Israel. He holds a Masters degree in Diplomacy from Tel Aviv University and an Honors Bachelors degree from the University of Toronto in Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, Jewish Studies, and English.

A 20-year-old man was killed on Friday night in a shooting in the town of Tira. A 10-year-old boy and 41-year-old man were lightly wounded by gunfire, and two women suffered from shock.

The 20-year-old victim was driving his car around the town Friday night when a second vehicle cut him off and its occupants fired multiple shots at him. The victim lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a pole. The gunmen fled the scene.

Magen David Adom paramedics rushed the victim in serious condition to Meir Hospital in Kfar Saba with gunshot wounds to his torso and head. After being transferred to Beilinson Hospital in Petah Tikva, he succumbed to his wounds.

The shooters reportedly shot numerous times into the air before shooting the victim, according to Ynet. Two passersby, a 41-year-old man and a 10-year-old boy, were injured by stray bullets. Two women who witnessed the incident suffered from shock. The two men and one of the women were taken to Meir Hospital for treatment, but one woman refused to be taken to the hospital.

Police arrived at the scene of the shooting shortly thereafter and opened an investigation into the incident and into the whereabouts and identities of the perpetrators.

In a separate incident in the nearby town of Kfar Kassem, a man trying to break up a fight was shot and moderately injured. Two others were lightly injured in the fight.

The man brought himself to Beilinson Hospital for treatment. Police opened an investigation into the incident.

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