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Palestinian man shot dead outside his shop in Qalqiliya

Aug. 23, 2017 2:24 P.M. (Updated: Aug. 23, 2017 2:27 P.M.)
QALQILIYA (Ma'an) -- A Palestinian man was shot dead in front of his shop in Qalqiliya city in the northwestern occupied West Bank, according to Palestinian police.

Police spokesman Luay Irzeiqat identified the victim 35-year-old Wadea Mardawi from the village of Habla west of Qalqiliya.

He told Ma'an that police in Qalqiliya were alerted to a drive-by shooting at a shop in Qalqiliya. A police force rushed to the scene and found a man with critical gunshot wounds. He was evacuated to hospital where doctors announced his death upon arrival.

According to initial police investigations, a number of unidentified gunmen fired at Mardawi from a car while he was in front of his shop. The motives behind the murder are still being investigated.
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