At least 2 killed, 6 injured in shooting attack in central Tel Aviv

JERUSALEM (JTA) — At least two people were killed and five  seriously injured, in a shooting in the center of Tel Aviv.

The shooter fled on foot after the attack on Friday afternoon at a pub next to the popular Dizengoff Center Mall, Israel’s Channel 2 reported. It was not immediately known if the attack was terror-related. The area was full of people enjoying what is a weekend afternoon  in Israel.

Witnesses told Israeli media that 10 shots were fired from an automatic weapon. The victims were taken by ambulances to the nearby Ichilov Hospital, and others hospitals in the area.

Shortly after the shooting a manhunt was underway to find the gunman. Unconfirmed reports said he was assisted by an unidentified woman.