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The scene of a shooting at a car wash in Yafa an-Naseriyye

5 Shot Dead at Carwash in Town near Nazareth in Apparent Gangland Massacre

Five people were killed in a mass shooting Thursday, June 8, in a town near Nazareth, one of the most deadly incidents of apparent criminal violence in recent years.

The five were evacuated to the hospital after being critically hurt at a carwash in Yafa an-Naseriyye but were later pronounced dead. The fatalities were not immediately identified but reports said the killings were linked to a running feud between the Bakri and Hariri crime families that claimed 26 lives.

The shooting appeared to be the deadliest non-terror mass killing since 2009 when six members of the Ushrenko family were murdered at their home in Rishon Lezion.

In a separate incident about 20 minutes earlier, a 3-year-old girl and her 30-year-old father were shot and seriously injured in Kafr Kanna, also a town near Nazareth. Medics from the Magen David Adom ambulance service took the pair to Poriya Hospital near Tiberias. The medical center said the girl had been intubated and that her father’s condition was critical and unstable.

Police launched an investigation into the Kafr Kanna shooting, which they said was part of a criminal dispute. (TOI / VFI News)