Couple Shot Dead in Suspected Murder-suicide in Central Israel

Couple found by daughter in home in Moshav Zeitan, near Lod.

People gather outside Moshav Zeitan home where a murder-suicide took place, March 20, 2016.
Ilan Assayag

The bodies of a man and a woman were found Sunday afternoon in a house in Moshav Zeitan, near Lod.

Magen David Adom said that it responded to a report that the two, a couple, had been shot and found them dead. Ahab Askaluna, an MDA medic, said that when his team arrived at the moshav, they were led to a home where they found the couple, in their 50s. “They had gunshot wounds to the upper body, and unfortunately all we could do was declare them deceased,” he said.

The man and woman, who have three children, were found by one of their daughters. Near the bodies a gun was found for which the man had a permit. The police are now investigating the possibility of a murder-suicide.