Two people were lightly injured on Friday after a police officer opened fire on a vehicle during a police pursuit in Tel Aviv.
At around 8:45 P.M., a patrol officer from the Lev Tel Aviv police station noticed a reckless driver that passed a red light on the intersection of Dizengoff and Basel streets. The officer called the driver to pull over, but when his call was not answered the policeman pulled out his weapon and fired six shots toward the moving car.
The police officer aimed for the car's tires, but fired the shots at the heart of Tel Aviv while many people and cars passed by. The policeman did not succeed in puncturing the tires of the vehicle, which continued to flee. When it got to the intersection of Dizengoff and Yirmiyahu, the driver lost control of the car and hit two pedestrians, who were injured lightly.
Several patrol vehicles that were called to the scene later managed to pull over the car and arrested four Nazareth residents, who were brought to the police station for questioning.