2 killed, 8 wounded in Tel Aviv shooting

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2 killed, 8 wounded in Tel Aviv shooting

A gunman or gunmen opened fire in a busy area of Israel on Thursday night, killing at least two people in what may be the latest in a series of terror attacks.

The shooting broke out in a downtown Tel Aviv neighborhood filled with bars and restaurants, sending panicked people running for their lives and sparking a massive armed manhunt by security forces.

Local TV footage showed security forces searching neighborhoods, with police aiming their guns on a high-rise building.

A forensics expert reviews an area full of shattered glass after a shooting in Dizengoff Street in Tel Aviv, Israel on April 7, 2022.
A forensics expert reviews an area full of shattered glass after a shooting in Dizengoff Street in Tel Aviv, Israel on April 7, 2022.
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A medical worker treats a wounded victim at Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv, Israel on April 7, 2022.
A medical worker treats a wounded victim at Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv, Israel on April 7, 2022.
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Authorities are currently investigating the possible motives behind the shooting at Dizengoff Street in Tel Aviv, Israel.
Authorities are currently investigating the possible motives behind the shooting at Dizengoff Street in Tel Aviv, Israel.
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Medical workers bring one injured victim into Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv, Israel.
Medical workers bring one injured victim into Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv, Israel.
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At least two people were fatally wounded from the shooting.
At least two people were fatally wounded in the shooting.
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The shootings were reported at “several scenes” on what is the start of the weekend in Israel, according to the Magen David Adom emergency medical services.

At least one of the scenes was Dizengoff Street, where an Arab citizen of Israel killed two people in a shooting in January 2016, the Associated Press reported.

One suspect may be in custody after police raids, according to local media.

Although the motive for the shooting wasn’t known, it comes after a series of terror attacks by Palestinian attackers left 11 people dead ahead of the start last week of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month.

Security forces take aim at possible suspects during the shooting.
Security forces take aim at possible suspects during the shooting.
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Plainclothes security forces patrol around the scene of the shooting in Dizengoff Street in Tel Aviv, Israel.
Plainclothes security forces patrol around the scene of the shooting in Dizengoff Street in Tel Aviv, Israel.
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A woman reacts at the scene of the fatal shooting.
A woman reacts at the scene of the fatal shooting.
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On March 22, four people were killed in a car-ramming and stabbing attack in Beersheba. In a second attack on March 27, two gunmen fatally shot two cops in Hadera.

Two days later, a gunman randomly killed five people and was killed by cops after opening fire on the streets of Bnei Brak, a Tel Aviv suburb.

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