Residents of Tel Aviv were urged to remain in their homes Thursday night as Israeli security forces searched for the perpetrator of a shooting spree that left two people dead and 10 others wounded.

The attacker shot up a bar and several other locations in the nightlife district of the seaside metropolis.

Two victims were pronounced dead at the scene and the toll could grow as four of the wounded are listed in serious condition.

More than 1,000 members of the security forces were engaged in the hunt for the suspect, police said, appealing to the public for calm.