Israeli police reportedly know suspect's identity

By The Associated Press | Posted - Jan. 1, 2016 at 11:50 a.m.



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JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli media reports say the country's government knows the identity of the man who opened fire at a popular bar in Tel Aviv today, killing two people and wounding at least three others before fleeing.

A defense analyst for an Israeli TV station says the gunman was an Israeli Arab, and that his father had notified authorities after seeing him on TV. The shooting was captured on video from a shop next door.

Police say there's a massive manhunt for the gunman.

The attack comes amid more than three months of almost daily Palestinian attacks against Israeli civilians and soldiers. On the Israeli side, 21 people have died, mostly in stabbings, shootings and car-ramming attacks. At least 131 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire.

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APPHOTO XOB104: Israelis police officers search for a gunman near the scene of a shooting attack in Tel Aviv, Israel, Friday, Jan. 1, 2016. A gunman opened fire at a popular bar in the central Israeli city, killing two and wounding at least three others before fleeing the scene, police said. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty) (1 Jan 2016)

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