Israeli police on Friday killed a Palestinian man who shot dead at least two people at a crowded bar in Tel Aviv on Thursday.

Several others were injured in the attack, the city’s Ichilov hospital reported.

Israeli officers found the man hiding near a mosque in Jaffa, just south of Tel Aviv, Israel’s Shin Bet security agency said.

Israeli public radio said the attacker was in his 20s and from Jenin, in the north of the Israeli-occupied West Bank.

“So far, 10 wounded have arrived at the trauma room of Ichilov Hospital. But, unfortunately, despite the doctors’ efforts, two of the wounded died,” the hospital said in a statement. The hospital also said another victim was in critical condition.

Police had already called the incident a terrorist attack.

“A terrorist opened fire at short range and then fled on foot. Several people are wounded,” police spokesman Eli Levy said on Channel 13 television.

Israeli emergency services said the shooting took place in the Dizengoff Street area, one of the busiest in the city, which is popular with people going to bars and restaurants.

Mayor Ron Huldai said the shooter entered a crowded bar and opened fire. Images of the shooting showed shattered glass on the ground.

Television footage showed large numbers of police and emergency services responding to the scene.

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett also received updates from the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) headquarters in the city, according to the newspaper Times of Israel.


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