Israel: Two Dead After Gunman Opens Fire In Bar – Photos/ Video

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Shooting in Tel Aviv bar

A search is underway after a gunman opened fire at a bar Killing two people in central Tel Aviv before fleeing the scene. 

Two people have been killed and several others injured after a gunman opened fire at a bar in central Tel Aviv. Israeli Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said five people were wounded in the shooting on Friday afternoon. He said officers were investigating and it was not immediately clear who was behind it.

Units are currently searching the Tel Aviv area for the suspect. Nati Shakked, owner of the Simta bar where the attack took place, said the gunman waited outside on a bench before taking the weapon out of a bag and “shooting in every direction”. The injured people have been taken to hospitals in the city.

Tel Aviv bar shooting

Israeli police at the scene of Tel Aviv shooting incident in Dizengoff St (1 January 2016)

Members of the Israeli security forces stand outside a pub following an attack by an unidentified gunman who opened fire killing two people and wounding five others in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv on January 1, 2016,

Members of the Israeli security forces patrol the area following an attack in Tel Aviv (1 January 2016)

A woman reacts at the scene of an attack by an unidentified gunman, who opened fire at a pub in Tel Aviv on January 1, 2016

Police forensic teams working at the scene (1 Jan 2016)

Members of the Israeli security forces cordon off the area following an attack by an unidentified gunman, who opened fire at a pub in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv (1 Jan 2016)

Israeli media reported that at least three of the victims were seriously injured. Channel 10 news reported that local businesses shut after the gunman, armed with an assault rifle, fled the scene.

A large police presence has been deployed at the scene of the shooting.

Source: SkyNews