Published On: Fri, Jan 1st, 2016

2 killed, 7 wounded in Tel Aviv shooting attack; gunman on loose (Video)

According to reports by Israel's Channel 2 news, a koran was found in the backpack the shooter left behind at the healthfood store.

 

 

Two people were killed and two others seriously wounded in a shooting attack in Tel Aviv just before 3 p.m. Friday. Five others were wounded — three in moderate condition and two with light injuries.

Witnesses said some 15 shots were fired in the attack, apparently in semiautomatic bursts from a Carl Gustav submachine gun.

The shooting took place at 124 Dizengoff Street in central Tel Aviv north of the busy Dizengoff Center mall.

 

creenshot Twitter This image from the security video of a store next to the scene of the Tel Aviv shooting shows the shooters minutes prior to opening fire on the street outside.

Screenshot Twitter This image from the security video of a store next to the scene of the Tel Aviv shooting shows the shooters minutes prior to opening fire on the street outside.

 

Eyewitnesses said the gunman fired into at least three establishments in the area — a bar, a restaurant and a cafe, and then fled. One of the cafe staffers said several people chased after him “but he disappeared” into a side-street.

The two fatalities were pronounced dead at Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv. Four others were receiving treatment there, including at least two victims who were immediately taken into surgery, the hospital said.

Heavily armed special forces teams were moving north through Tel Aviv’s central streets, sweeping through apartment buildings, yards, and parking garages in pursuit of the gunman.

According to reports by Israel’s Channel 2 news, a koran was found in the backpack the shooter left behind at the healthfood store.

 

Read the full story at Times of Israel

 

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