3 African migrants injured in Tel Aviv shoot out

Gun-fight breaks out in central bus station, police report 2 men in critical condition, another lightly wounded.

September 16, 2012 03:54
Police at Tel Aviv Central Bus Station

Police at Tel Aviv Central Bus Station 370. (photo credit: Ricardo Mallaco)


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Three people were injured by gunfire during a fight in the central bus station on Solomon Street in Tel Aviv late Saturday night.

According to initial reports, one person was shot in the chest and another on his hand. Police reported that the people involved appear to be African migrants.

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A spokesperson from MDA commented that two of those injured are in critical conditions, while the third is lightly injured. MDA were called to the scene, and evacuated the injured to Sheba Medical Center in Tel Hashomer.

The background to the incident is currently unclear. Police are currently investigating the incident.

Last month, a Tel Aviv man stabbed three Eritrean migrants at an Internet café in south Tel Aviv’s Shapira neighborhood, leaving two patrons lightly wounded.

Police arrested a suspect shortly after the stabbing, who they described as a 38-year-old “mentally disturbed” Tel Aviv resident.

In mid-July a man opened fire on a group of Eritrean men sleeping in a doorway on Hahmei Yisrael street in south Tel Aviv, lightly wounding one man.

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