A man aged about the age of 25 was shot, Sunday evening, while in a restaurant on Ha'avodah Street in the Ashdod light industrial area. The shots came from a passing car. A Magen David Adom emergency team tried to save his life but was forced to pronounce him dead at the scene.
Large numbers of police were sent to the scene. The shooting appears to be a gangland assassination, ending weeks of quiet in the underworld, according to an initial investigation.