Tel Aviv Shooting in Popular Retail Area Leaves 5 Wounded and 3...

Tel Aviv Shooting in Popular Retail Area Leaves 5 Wounded and 3 Dead


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Three people were killed and five injured in a shooting attack in Tel Aviv a popular Sarona Market Wednesday evening, on June 8, 2016. Police stated there was two gunman involved in the incident one shooter was said to be inside the complex while the other was on an adjacent street, according to “The Times of Israel.”

Officials say both gunmen were shot, disarming them, by Security Forces. One gunman fled the scene and was later neutralized. There were unconfirmed sightings of a third gunman that had escaped. Police and soldiers were deployed in the surrounding streets in force to search for any other possible suspects.

The victims were taken to the Ichilov Hospital. Three were confirmed dead due to their injuries. The victims were not identified.

An eyewitness spoke to Israel Radio and stated that the gunmen were dressed in ultra-Orthodox clothing. This information was not confirmed by officials. The prime minister was advised of the shooting, and he went to the Tel-Aviv army headquarters, which is near the scene of the shooting.

At this moment, the reason behind the Tel-Aviv shooting is unclear, and officials are looking into a possible motive.

By Brandy Combs
Edited by Cathy Milne


The Times of Israel: 3 killed, 4 badly injured, in central Tel Aviv shooting attack

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