At Least Two Killed, Several Others Injured in Tel Aviv Shooting

At least one gunman opened fire in the center of Tel Aviv, Israel on April 7, killing at least two people and injuring several others.

The attacker opened fire at Ilka bar on Dizengoff Street, one of the busiest streets in the capital, in the fourth attack of its kind in just over two weeks.

Ten people were rushed to the nearby Ichilov Hospital with gunshots wounds, two of whom were later pronounced dead while four were in critical condition.

Two were seriously injured and two were mildly hurt, according to the hospital.

Four more people with mild injuries were transported to Wolfson Hospital in Holon and Sheba Hospital at Tel Hashomer, Times of Israel reported.

Police told people to stay indoors as they hunt for the suspected gunman described as possibly wearing a black shirt and black shorts.

Police also said that the suspect is likely armed with a pistol.

The attacker shot approximately 10 bullets, Haaretz reported.

“From what we know, there are signs this was terror,” Tel Aviv Police Chief Ami Eshed said.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, but Palestinian terror group Hamas called it a “heroic operation” that constitutes a “natural and legitimate response to the escalation of the occupation’s crimes,” Times of Israel reported.

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett held a security meeting following the attack.

“Security forces are in pursuit of the terrorist who carried out the murderous rampage tonight in Tel Aviv. Wherever the terrorist is — we will get to him. And everyone who helped him indirectly or directly — will pay a price,” Bennett said.

Tel Aviv was already on high state of alert after a series of deadly attacks in recent days.

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