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Two dead and eight wounded in Tel Aviv shooting: Gunman opens fire in Israeli tourist hotspot

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Two dead and eight wounded in Tel Aviv shooting: Gunman opens fire on crowds in Israeli tourist hotspot in suspected terror attack

  • Two people are dead and eight more wounded in Tel Aviv terror attack 
  • Terrorist gunman opened fire at civilians and then fled on foot, police say 
  • The attack took place at various popular locations in the city centre 
  • Attack comes at a time of heightened tensions with 11 killed in recent attacks

Two people are dead and eight wounded after a terrorist gunman opened fire in Tel Aviv city centre before fleeing on foot, police said.

The attack took place at several spots along Dizengoff Street, one of Tel Aviv’s busiest streets packed with bars and restaurants, sending people fleeing for their lives.

‘A terrorist opened fire at short range and then fled on foot. Several people are wounded,’ police spokesman Eli Levy said on Channel 13 television. 

Two people are dead and eight wounded after a terrorist gunman opened fire in Tel Aviv city centre

Two people are dead and eight wounded after a terrorist gunman opened fire in Tel Aviv city centre

The attack took place at several spots along Dizengoff Street, one of Tel Aviv's busiest streets packed with bars and restaurants

The attack took place at several spots along Dizengoff Street, one of Tel Aviv’s busiest streets packed with bars and restaurants

'A terrorist opened fire at short range and then fled on foot. Several people are wounded,' police spokesman said

‘A terrorist opened fire at short range and then fled on foot. Several people are wounded,’ police spokesman said

Images from the attack show panicked people and police sirens as first responders attend the scenes, as Israeli media report that the shootings occurred at various locations in the city centre. 

It comes at a time of heightened tensions after a string of attacks by Palestinian terrorists killed 11 people in the run up to the holy Islamic month of Ramadan, which began nearly a week ago.

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