Four people have been killed and six others have been injured after a mass shooting at Sarona Market in central Tel Aviv, Israeli officials say. Two suspects were taken into custody near the scene.
The incident happened just before 9:30 p.m. local time on Wednesday when gunfire erupted at the Sarona Market complex, which covers an area of 8,700 square meters with 91 shops, stalls and restaurants.
Video footage from the scene showed police shooting a suspect near the scene before taking him into custody, while a second suspect was taken into custody elsewhere. Initial reports of a third shooter appeared to be inaccurate, and no explosives were found at the scene.
Israeli police confirmed that at least four people were killed and six others were injured, including several people who were seriously injured. One of the suspects was also injured and suffered moderate injuries.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for Wednesday’s attack, but both attackers are believed to be from the Palestinian city of Hebron in the West Bank. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who was returning back to Israel on late Wednesday, has called an emergency meeting.
Sarona Market, on its official website, describes itself as Israel’s largest indoor culinary market. It is open seven days a week. “Sarona Market is an innovative, contemporary urban market that combines the old world with the new,” it says.
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