At Least 3 Killed, 7 Wounded in Shooting Attack at Food & Retail Center in Tel AvivPosted: June 8, 2016 Filed under: Global, Mediasphere, Terrorism, War Room | Tags: Agence France-Presse, Australian Labor Party, Avigdor Lieberman, Benjamin Netanyahu, Defence minister, Far-right politics, Israel, Moshe Ya'alon, Prime Minister of Israel, Yisrael Beiteinu Leave a comment
At least three people were killed and seven people were wounded in a shooting attack at a food and shopping center in Tel Aviv, after two gunmen, said to be disguised as ultra-Orthodox Jews, opened fire on passersby.
Netanyahu, who arrived on Wednesday from Moscow, is convening a security briefing in Tel Aviv.
Seven of the wounded have been evacuated to Tel Aviv’s Ichilov Hospital and another was taken to Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer. One of the wounded was said to be in critical condition, four in serious condition currently and two are in light condition. The casualty at Sheba is in moderate condition.
The attack took place at Sarona Market, an upscale food and retail center located opposite to the military headquarters in central Tel Aviv and near government buildings. Police said they received a call at 9:30 P.M. regarding shootings heard at Sharon. As emergency forces were making their way to the scene, there was another of a shooting incident at near the food and shopping center.
Tel Aviv district police chief Moshe Edri said there was no prior terror alert before the shooting occured and there was no information about an additional terrorist at large.
According to initial reports, two armed man opened fire at passersby near the Benedict restaurant. The shooter then reportedly opened fire at the nearby Ha’arbaa Street.
Several casualties are being treated at the scene. Streets in the area have been closed and the public has been asked to stay away from the scene.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu landed at Ben-Gurion International Airport from Moscow soon after the shooting and headed straight to the Defense Ministry headquarters near the shooting for consultations with Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman, Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan, Israel Police chief Roni Alsheich, Shin Bet head Nadav Argaman and other officials.
This is a developing story
Source: Israel News – Haaretz