Three people were reported killed and several others were wounded Wednesday night in a gun attack in an Israeli shopping mall, police said.

Two attackers, whom police described as relatives in the 20s from the Hebron area, were captured.

The attack took place at the Saron Market, a popular indoor/outdoor culinary market in central Tel Aviv that draws crowds of shoppers and diners, officials said. The mall is near national military headquarters.

A witness, Avraham Liber, said he was sitting at the restaurant Max Brenner with friends when he heard gunshots and saw one of the attackers rise from a seat at a nearby cafe.

"He got up, he had a rifle in his hand," Liber said. "He was just shooting point blank at people sitting down."

Yoni Yagodovsky, a spokesman for Israel's emergency rescue service, Magen David Adom, told MSNBC that in addition to the three dead there were eight wounded, some of them seriously. Because people scattered from the gunfire, rescue workers found victims in about five different areas of the mall, he said.


Israeli security forces at the shooting scene.