Gunmen Open Fire Before Israelis' House in Delhi

Published: 07th July 2014 08:07 AM  |   Last Updated: 07th July 2014 08:07 AM   |  A+A-

NEW DELHI: Unidentified men in an SUV allegedly opened fire outside a house in  Vasant Vihar area here, which has been occupied by several Israelis, including some working at the Israeli Embassy. However, no one was injured in the firing which took place in the wee hours on Sunday, Israeli Embassy spokesperson Ohad Horsandi said.

Police officials found two empty bullet casings in the area. The incident took place at about 1.45 am outside a house located in front of Delhi Public School on Vasant Marg.

“There was an incident in the neighbourhood where many foreign diplomats live. The incident is being investigated by the Delhi Police. All Israeli nationals are safe. The Israeli Embassy is in touch with the Delhi Police,” Horsandi told reporters.

The police were informed by a school security guard, who claimed to have seen some men in an Innova car. “The guard said he saw a man stick out his hand from the car and shoot into the air. The occupants sped away after that. The motive doesn’t appear to be to harm anyone, but to create panic in the area,” a police officer said.

The security guard panicked suspecting a major attack and informed the police immediately. However, he was neither able to take down the registration number of the vehicle nor identify any of the suspects.

Senior officers, including those from the Special Cell of the Delhi Police, arrived at the scene and recovered two plastic bullets that were apparently fired from a handgun.

Police have refused to divulge information about the outcome of the investigations carried out so far. But a source said they were relying on the footage from the CCTVs installed in nearby buildings, including that in the school and at Paraguayan Embassy.

The CCTV cameras on the routes the miscreants may have taken are also are being scoured, police said.

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