Israeli realtor shot dead in Colombia

Marcy Oster

RIO DE JANEIRO (JTA) – An Israeli national was shot ten times at close range and died instantly in Medellin, Colombia’s second largest city.

Shay Azran, 37, was riding a motorcycle Wednesday night when he was shot dead by an unidentified attacker in the Simon Bolivar neighborhood, local news portal Minuto 30 reported. The circumstances surrounding the event are being investigated. Other reports had previously said the man was shopping in a supermarket when killed.

Azran, who worked as a realtor and was married to a Colombian woman, had been living in the South American country for five years and had just renewed his permit for another five-year period, Medellin’s Secretary of Security Gustavo Villegas told local media.

Last month, an Israeli tourist was killed in a traffic accident on the Colombian coral island of San Andreas in the Caribbean. Ohad Menshahoff, 23, of Ashkelon, was riding a rented motorcycle with friends when they were struck and killed by a car traveling at high speed on the dangerous San Luis Highway.

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