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Five dead in Israel bank shootout

Monday, May 20, 2013 - 00:41

May 20 - A gunman kills four people in a bank in the Israeli city of Beersheba before turning the gun on himself. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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(ROUGH CUT ONLY - NO REPORTER NARRATION) A gunman killed four people execution-style in an Israeli bank on Monday before shooting himself dead, Israeli media reports said, identifying him as a former paramilitary border policeman in debt to the bank. Police initially described the incident as a robbery but later said the assailant shot his victims, in a branch of Bank Hapoalim in the southern city of Beersheba, without demanding any money. He apparently knew them. Three of the dead were reported to have been bank employees. Police special forces surrounded the bank, and a nearby school went into lockdown. The gunman, police said, shot himself when their forces raided the bank to free hostages.

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Five dead in Israel bank shootout

Monday, May 20, 2013 - 00:41