[Ed. – Happy New Year.]
Two people were killed and several wounded on Friday in a shooting in central Tel Aviv, Al Arabiya News Channel reported.
The shooting took place in on Dizengoff street, according to a Reuters report.
Medics said they had taken nine people to hospitals in Tel Aviv, with police saying two of them had been pronounced dead.
“Police units searching Tel Aviv area for suspect who carried out shooting. All injured taken to Tel Aviv hospitals,” police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld wrote on Twitter.
An AFP reporter said patrons at the pub and cafe had been targeted, and that the sidewalk was strewn with chairs and broken glass as police forensic officers examined the scene.
Witnesses said people had braved the chilly weather to sit outside on terraces at both venues, located on Dizengoff Street, a central thoroughfare of pubs, cafes and shops.