Suspect killed in shootout with police in Nazareth

A suspect was killed and a second suspect seriously injured during a shootout with police responding to gunfire targeting a house in Nazareth, authorities say.

Police patrolling the city rushed to the source of gunfire, after hearing shots ring out and spotted a suspicious car, giving chase, police said.

Suspects in the car opened fire and police responded, hitting two of the suspects.

There were no reports of injuries among police.

Two other suspects in the car were arrested, police said. Three M-16 rifles were found in the vehicle.

Arab communities in Israel have been roiled in recent years by a massive uptick in deadly violence, much of it thought linked to underworld activity, with police struggling to crack down on near-daily shootings.

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