3 wounded, including 1 critically, in terror shooting in central Tel Aviv
Police say attacker on Dizengoff Street ‘neutralized’ by officers; another victim in serious condition
Three people were shot and wounded in a terrorist shooting in Tel Aviv on Thursday night, police and medics said.
According to the Magen David Adom ambulance service, the three were shot next to a cafe on the corner of Dizengoff Street and Ben Gurion Street.
MDA said the victims were taken to the Ichilov Hospital in the city. One victim was listed in critical condition, while the other two were listed in serious and moderate condition, MDA said.
Police said the shooting was considered a terror attack.
The shooter was “neutralized” by police officers at the scene, law enforcement officials said.
Images circulating on social media were said to show the attacker during the shooting.
A video circulating online appeared to show the moments of the alleged gunman was shot by officers, as filmed from a balcony above the street.
The shooting shook the city at the end of a tumultuous day that saw masses of Israelis throughout the country engage in protests against the government’s plans to weaken the judiciary, and as protest marches and events were ongoing in multiple locations in the city.
In light of the attack, Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai called on anti-government protesters to clear the streets in order to allow police to secure the area. PJC
This is a developing story.