August 05, 2023: Chen Amir, 42, an Israeli security guard in Tel Aviv, was shot in the head and transported to hospital with critical injuries, which he succumbed to shortly thereafter.
The alleged shooter was Kamal Abu Bakr, 22, who was chased, then shot and killed by another Israeli security guard in Tel Aviv.
According to local sources, a Palestinian young man allegedly shot and killed one Israeli security guard, and injured two more Israelis in Tel Aviv, in the central coastal region of Israel.
The Times of Israel quoted Israeli Police Commissioner, Kobi Shabtai, who stated that two security officers approached a “suspect” who pulled out a handgun and opened fire, striking one of the security guards.
The Times of Israeli added that the uninjured security guard chased the man and returned fire. The officer was quoted as saying, “I chased after him and continued shooting until he fell to the ground.”
The injured security officer was identified as Chen Amir, 42. He was shot in the head and transported to hospital with critical injuries, which he succumbed to shortly thereafter.
The details of other injuries are unclear. The Times of Israel failed to mention other injuries, however Palestinian media reported three injuries in total.
It was added that the accused shooter was also transported to hospital after being shot multiple times, he was pronounced dead shortly after arrival.
The accused perpetrator of the shooting was identified as Kamal Abu Bakr, 22.
According to the Israeli Army Radio, Abu Bakr had been on the army’s “wanted list” for the past six months for allegedly opening fire at Israeli occupation forces in the West Bank.
Just a day before this, an illegal Israeli settler shot and killed a 19 year old Palestinian young man in the town of Burqa, east of Ramallah, in the central West Bank.
Chen was from Tel Aviv. Source: IMEMC