2 Lod shooting victims pronounced dead, including 9-year-old boy

A 9-year-old boy and a 20-year-old man who were critically hurt in a shooting in the central city of Lod have been declared dead, according to police.

A police statement says the two, both residents of Lod, died after being taken to a hospital for treatment. A third man moderately hurt in the shooting is also being treated at Yitzhak Shamir Medical Center in Be’er Yaakov.

Central police commander Avi Bitton is holding an assessment with senior officers at the scene of the shooting.

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