Border Police Officer Suspected of Shooting Man Dead, Committing Suicide in Tel Aviv Suburb

Gunshot bodies of two men in their 30s found in Petah Tikvah stairwell.

Moti Milrod

Two men in their 30's were found shot to death on Wednesday in a residential building in Petah Tikvah. Police suspect it was a case of murder and suicide, but the motive remains unclear.

An initial investigation has found the men, of Ethiopian origin, two were found with gunshot wounds near the building's stairwell on Yehoshua Bin Nun Street in the Sha'ariyah neighborhood. 

It is suspected that one of the men, a member of the Border Police from Hadera, 32, had arrived at the other's home and shot the man, then shot himself to death. The degree of prior acquaintance between the two men was unclear.  Magen David Adom medics declared both dead at the scene.