Police: US tourist shoots, kills 1 at Israel hotel
ISTANBULIsraeli police say an American tourist has opened fire at a hotel in the resort city of Eilat, killing one person.
Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said the tourist fired a number of shots Friday morning at the Leonardo Club hotel in the Red Sea resort city. The suspect is still inside the hotel, Rosenfeld said, and large numbers of police units are at the scene.
Rosenfeld said suspect’s identity and the motives of the attack are unknown.
"The shooter barricaded himself into the kitchen and was surrounded by police forces, including special units, who asked him to turn himself in," a police spokeswoman Luba Samri told AFP.
"He opened fire during the negotiations with police. They fired back and killed him," she said.