3 killed in shooting at Tel Aviv market; 2 arrested

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JERUSALEM — [Breaking news update, posted at 4:22 p.m. ET]

Two “terrorists” have been captured following Wednesday night’s deadly shooting in Tel Aviv, Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said on Twitter. One of the suspected attackers was shot at the scene, the second was arrested and both are being questioned, Rosenfeld told CNN. The three dead are Israelis, Rosenfeld said.

[Previous update, posted at 4:01 p.m. ET]

At least three people have been killed in a shooting Wednesday night in Tel Aviv, an Ichilov Hospital representative told CNN.

The shooting broke out at one of Tel Aviv’s most popular outdoor markets, Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said in a statement. At least six people were wounded.

One person has been arrested, Rosenfeld reported on his official Twitter account. Police are searching for one suspect, Rosenfeld said.

Information about a motive in the shooting wasn’t immediately available.

The shooting occurred about 9 p.m. local time at Sarona Market, an entertainment district crowded with locals and tourists in food stalls, restaurants and cafes. The market is across the street from Israel’s defense ministry and main army headquarters.

The market area was cleared while officers searched for explosives, Rosenfeld said.

“Special patrol units are still working in the area to make sure there is no more danger,” he said.

Rosenfeld said knife attacks have been more common lately, with the last shooting in Tel Aviv occurring months ago.

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