Man Found Dead in Possible central-Israel Murder

Late-night incident comes after three people were murdered over the course of last weekend.

A 47-year-old man was found dead in the central Israel town of Beit Dagan, in a possible murder on early Friday Morning.

Police forces arrived at the town's Ramban Street after a shooting in was reported at 4:30 A.M., and discovered a man suffering from gunshot wounds.

Emergency crews arriving at the scene evacuated the man to nearby Assaf Harofeh Hospital, where he succumbed to his wounds.

The investigation was taken up by the police's central district.

The incident comes after an exceptional number of violent deaths was reported over the last weekend.

A 25-year-old Tira resident known to police for his involvement in violent crime was shot dead last Friday night, marking the third murder in Israel within a 24-hour period.

Kahed Matzri died of his wounds in a Kfar Sava hospital after being shot at close range by one or more assailants while parking his car outside his home at around 4 A.M. The assailants fled the scene.

Earlier on the same day, 20-year-old off-duty Israel Defense Forces soldier Or Chen was stabbed to death at a nightspot in Rishon Letzion. Police believe he was murdered during an altercation between several youths who were under the influence of alcohol.

The suspect in the murder, Wogda Malik, had his remand extended by six days on Friday afternoon. Malik had only recently been released from prison for a separate offense before the incident.

Also Friday, a 19-year-old resident of the Bedouin town of Lakiya, near Be'er Sheva, died in hospital of wounds sustained in a shooting the same day. Police are still yet to make any arrests in connection with the murder.