Police: Beersheba shooter former Border Guard

Itamar Alon kills himself, 4 others in revenge shooting at bank; Police had asked court to strip him of gun after 2011 incident.

May 20, 2013 21:44
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Police and EMS workers outside Beersheba bank where shooting took place, May 20, 2013

Beersheba bank tragedy390(3)). (photo credit: Rotem Regev)


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A gunman opened fire in a small Bank Hapoalim branch in Beersheba on Monday, killing four people before taking his own life.

The shooter, identified as 40-year-old Itamar Alon, had reportedly been turned down a day earlier by the bank when he tried to extend his credit line, because of a NIS 6,000 debt. After returning to the bank, he shot to death bank manager Avner Cohen and deputy manager Meir Zeitoun, shooting both multiple times before killing customers Anat Even-Haim and Idan Schnitzer Sabari.

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