Two killed, five wounded, in Tel Aviv shooting


Two people were killed and at least five others wounded when an unidentified gunman opened fire on Friday in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv, police and medical officials said.

An eyewitness told Channel 1 television the assailant used an automatic weapon against people at a pub.

Police said the motive for the shooting — which came amid a wave of Palestinian attacks on Israelis in recent weeks — was not immediately known and that the assailant remained at large.

Medics said they had taken seven people to hospitals in Tel Aviv, with police saying two of them had been pronounced dead.

“Police units searching Tel Aviv area for suspect who carried out shooting. All injured taken to Tel Aviv hospitals,” police spokesperson Micky Rosenfeld wrote on Twitter.