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Mob chief Benny Shlomo identified as man slain in gas station shooting

Benny Shlomo (Screen grab from archive footage broadcast by Channel 13)
Benny Shlomo (Screen grab from archive footage broadcast by Channel 13)

Benny Shlomo, a well-known figure in organized crime in Israel, is named as the man gunned down at a gas station near Tel Aviv earlier today.

A second man with Shlomo was seriously wounded and is currently hospitalized. Police said two suspects pulled up to the gas station in a car, opened fire on Shlomo and the other man and then took off.

Shlomo was released from prison last year after serving time for assault. His crime organization is said to be in a longtime feud with a mob led by Shalom Domrani.

In May, an assassination attempt on a senior figure in the Shlomo family mob was thwarted, months after a senior Domrani member was killed in a car bomb in Ashkelon.

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