At least eight people have been injured, one critically and one seriously, in a drive-by shooting incident in Jerusalem, Israeli media report. According to a police spokesman, the shooting is preliminarily being considered a terrorist attack.
The incident took place near Israeli police’s National Headquarters located near the Ammunition Hill memorial site, according to Israeli police on Twitter. A perpetrator was shooting from a car.
The attacker escaped and headed to the tomb of the Hebrew prophet Samuel, 1.3 kilometers north of Jerusalem’s Ramot neighborhood.
Police officers were later able to “neutralize” the attacker, police said.
BREAKING: Drive-by shooting attack at Jerusalem light rail station. At least 4 wounded, at least 1 seriously. 1 terrorist neutralized. pic.twitter.com/VJgf7Nsfrl
— Israel Breaking (@IsraelBreaking) October 9, 2016
“When the terrorist spotted the police he fired at them, and they managed to shoot and kill him,” a police spokeswoman said, as cited by Reuters.
Eight people were injured in the attack, according to Army Radio. Haaretz cited Magen David Adom emergency responders, who said that a 60-year-old woman was in critical condition after suffering gunshot wounds.
Two seriously injured victims, including the elderly woman, were taken to Hadassah Hospital Mt. Scopus, the hospital said, as cited by the Times of Israel.
Source: Word News