Medical forces evacuate a wounded man at the scene of a Tel Aviv terror attack Wednesday evening. (Moti Karelitz/Flash90)

A mass shooting terror attack occurred in Tel Aviv’s central Sarona market shortly after 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, claiming the lives of at least three victims.

“What we know so far is that two terrorists arrived at the Sarona compound while shooting at civilians.  They managed to severely injure nine victims, three of whom tragically died,” stated Tel Aviv Police chief Moshe Edri. “[The terrorists] were both neutralized and their guns captured.”

Ten people arrived at Tel Aviv’s Ichilov Hospital, including the three fatalities, the hospital announced. Four are undergoing surgery, including one of the terrorists. One of the injured is in critical condition.

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According to the Tel Aviv police, two gunmen opened fire on the crowd at the market, after which one was shot and the other assailant was captured by the police without injury. Eyewitnesses report that the attackers were dressed in black suits and ties, looking like ultra-Orthodox Jews.

Scene of shooting at the Sarona Market shopping center in Tel Aviv Monday. (Miriam Alster/Flash90)

Scene of shooting at the Sarona Market shopping center in Tel Aviv Monday. (Miriam Alster/Flash90)

“The investigation into the attack is continuing. We are still in the middle of an ongoing event I urge everyone to listen to the police today and stay out of danger. Tomorrow please return to your daily lives, since this city is a symbol of sanity and strength of character in the face of adversity,” said Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai from Ichilov Hospital.

According to the Tel Aviv Police, at least one of the terrorists is a Palestinian from Judea and Samaria. Palestinian sources claim that both terrorists are from the Dura village near Hebron.

Improvised Carl Gustav machine guns were retrieved from the as yet unidentified attackers. Such weapons have been commonly used by Palestinian terrorists during the recent wave of violence.

By: Michael Zeff, TPS

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