5 killed in shooting spree outside Israel's Tel Aviv, police alert raised to 'highest'

A Palestinian gunman opened fire at passersby and vehicles outside the Israeli city Tel Aviv late Tuesday, killing five people in the third shooting or knife attack in a week, prompting the police to raise its alert level nationwide to "the highest possible."

Israeli security forces and emergency personnel gather at the scene of a shooting attack in Bnei Brak, March 29, 2022. (Photo: CFP)

The shooter was shot dead by police during the incident that took place in the city of Bnei Brak, a crowded suburb of Tel Aviv, said the police and the Magen David Adom (MDA), Israel's national emergency medical service.

Source(s): Xinhua News Agency