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Israeli Consulate employee wounded in Houston shooting

Gunman goes on shooting-spree in apartment building, allegedly as revenge for eviction notice, kills superintendent, self, severely wounds employee of Israeli Consulate in Texas

A disgruntled gunman stormed the apartment building in which Israel's deputy consul general in Houston resides on Monday.


The deputy, Belaynesh Zevadia, was not at home during the shooting, but her husband Sarcalm, who is also an employee of the consulate, was severely wounded.


Nonetheless, the Foreign Ministry reported that his life is not in any danger.


The ministry stated that the shooting does not appear to be nationalistically motivated. Local police forces have begun investigating the incident, and a problematic tenant of the couple's building is the main suspect.


It is suspected that the man carried out the shooting as revenge against the tenants after being ordered by the superintendent to evict his home by the end of the week.


The deputy consul was at work at the time of the shooting, and her husband, who remained at home, was shot through the door. A few bullets penetrated his body, leaving him severely wounded.


After hitting Sarcalm, the shooter continued on his rampage and killed the superintendent before finally ending his own life.


The Foreign Ministry reported that according to the initial investigation, the shooter sent out a mass email saying, "Today is the day I die."


פרסום ראשון: 04.24.07, 23:26
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