Israeli sources have reported that 3 Israeli civilians have been killed, and at least 5 wounded, as shots were heard at a market in central Tel Aviv Wednesday evening.
At the time of this report, few details are known about the incident â€“ the identity of the alleged shooter has not been released. The Israeli police reported that the alleged attacker has been â€śneutralizedâ€ť, and reporters on the scene say that they saw him lying on the sidewalk handcuffed.
Police say they believe there is a second suspect, and have deployed officers into the surrounding neighborhoods in a search.
Israeli police also stated that they are considering the shooting to be a terrorist attack.
The incident took place Wednesday evening at Sarona market, which opened in 2015 and calls itself Israel’s â€śbiggest indoor food marketâ€ť.
There are 89 stores and stalls in the market, and owners estimate that the market gets around 10,000 visitors a day.
AmichaiStein on Twitter published a few seconds of video of a police officer firing several shots, although the video does not show any person on the block where the officer is standing, so it is unclear at whom he is shooting.
â€” Amichai Stein (@AmichaiStein1) June 8, 2016