A woman was shot dead in front of her daughter in the city of Lod late Monday, just two days after a man was killed before his own child's eyes on a nearby street.

Amal Halili, a 27-year-old mother of three, was shot point blank while sitting in her car with her 7-year-old daughter and her brother. Paramedics found her in critical condition and pronounced her dead moments later. The assailants fled the scene.

Large police forces from across the district were summoned to the scene of the crime, which took place near a guard's station by the city's train tracks.

Police are investigating whether this shooting has any connection to the murder of Sami Hijazi near the city's municipal building on Saturday night.