Ambulance (illustration)
Ambulance (illustration)Photo: Arutz Sheva

Tragedy struck Ramat Gan on Wednesday, as a teenage girl was killed by a stray bullet.

Residents reported hearing gun shots on HeTzela Street in Ramat Gan on Wednesday afternoon, though the source of the gunfire was unclear.

Israeli police and MDA emergency responders later found a 17-year old girl severely wounded in an apartment. The shooting victim was evacuated to Ichilov Hospital.  Attempts to resuscitate her failed, however, and she was declared dead.

The background of the incident remains unclear, though police suspect that the girl may have been wounded by a stray bullet which was accidently fired by a relative.