Police detain 6 suspects in fatal shooting of 4-year-old boy

Ammar Muhammad Hujayrat (Courtesy)
Ammar Muhammad Hujayrat (Courtesy)

The Israel Police says forces have detained six suspects in the fatal shooting of a four-year-old boy in the northern village of Bir al-Maksur.

Two of them, aged 34 and 35, have subsequently been arrested and taken into custody. Police have not said what happened with the remaining four detainees.

“This is a shocking incident of a toddler hit by gunfire from criminals using firearms with such ease, without any respect for human life, causing such a terrible tragedy,” police say in a statement.

“We will do everything to reach the gunmen.”

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