(JTA) – Three people were killed and five were seriously injured in a shooting at an outdoor shopping centre in Tel Aviv.
Two gunmen carried out the apparent terror attack and were shot and disarmed, according to the police.
“One is wounded, the other’s condition is unclear at the moment. All these details are preliminary,” said police spokeswoman Merav Lapidot.
The Magen David Adom rescue service said it took nine victims to Tel Aviv hospitals. One is said to be in critical condition, and four others in serious condition.
An eyewitness told Israel Radio the gunmen were dressed up as haredi Orthodox men.
A popular retail and dining hub, Sarona Market was in April cited for security and safety violations. According to The Jerusalem Post, the problems – including the way security guards were inspecting visitors at the entrance – were corrected within 24 hours.