Deadly shooting hits pub in Israel

2016-01-01 20:52
An Israeli eye witness sits with her dog at the scene of a shooting in Tel Aviv. (Oded Balilty, AP)

An Israeli eye witness sits with her dog at the scene of a shooting in Tel Aviv. (Oded Balilty, AP)

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Tel Aviv - A deadly shooting incident has killed at least one person in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv, leaving at least five others injured, according to Israeli police.

The attack, which targeted a pub in central Tel Aviv, took place on Friday afternoon, said Micky Rosenfeld, Israeli police spokesperson.

"The background is still unclear at the moment and we are still searching Tel Aviv for the suspect," Rosenfeld said.

He said it was unclear whether the attack had "criminal motivations" or was related to the ongoing escalation of violence between Israelis and Palestinians.

In a post on Twitter shortly before at least one death was confirmed, a member of Israel's emergency medical service, Magen David Adom, posted a picture that showed blood splattered on the sidewalk in front of the bar.

Speaking to Israel's army radio, the bar owner said that "a man with automatic weapon arrived and started shooting people all over the place".

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