Two dead in Petach Tikva, murder-suicide suspected

Two men were found dead from gunshot wounds in Petach Tikva, police suspect the incident was a murder-suicide.

David Rosenberg ,

Police in Rishon Letzion
Police in Rishon Letzion

Police were called to a building on Yehoshua Bin Nun Street in Petach Tikva Wednesday evening after residents reported hearing gunshots.

Officers responding to the call found two men, both members of the Ethiopian community, dead from gunshot wounds, Yediot Achronot reported.

MDA emergency responders were called to the building at 5:52, and declared the two men dead at the scene. 

Police believe the two were killed in a murder-suicide. One of the two lived in the building, while the other, who is suspected of murdering the former before killing himself, was a resident of Hadera.

The motives behind the murder are as yet unknown.