Over the weekend a horrendous crime in Tel Aviv took place as an unknown gunman opened fire on a group of LGBT youth at their local community center. Three people were killed and at least 11 others were injured. We were away as the news broke over the weekend but this news in a series of ongoing attacks on our community stateside and abroad is too important not to mention.
Below you'll find links, articles, & videos detailing the shooting and the present hunt for the gunman from amazing reporting via Joe. My. God & Pam's House Blend.
The incident took place at a time during which teenagers belonging to the GLBT community were holding a meeting. At around 10:40 pm shots were heard at the meeting place in central Tel Aviv. A man dressed in black was spotted by eyewitnesses fleeing the scene, and he was later spotted again on a nearby street.
The police's Tel Aviv district commander, Major-General Shahar Ayalon, said the incident had not been preceded by threats to members of the community.
"For 15 years this place has served as a club belonging to the union for private rights. Today a teen meeting was taking place," he said. "At some point someone walked in and began firing left and right. The shooter escaped and we are searching for the suspect. We have no specific description of the suspect or the circumstances."
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