Two Killed in Jerusalem Shooting Terror Attack

October 9, 2016

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A terror shooting attack in Jerusalem on Sunday morning has left two people dead and six others injured. The attack took place at Ammunition Hill, the scene of several previous attacks during last year’s terror wave.

According to police reports, the terrorist drove a car to a junction close to police headquarters at Ammunition Hill and opened fire on civilians before fleeing towards the Arab neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah. Police motorcycle forces gave chase and were able to stop the car. The terrorist then began shooting towards the police officers.

The police shot back and neutralized the terrorist, identified as a 39-year-old man from East Jerusalem. A police officer, 30, was critically wounded in the shootout and later died of his wounds.

A 60-year-old woman was shot in the upper body and taken to the hospital in critical condition. She was pronounced dead soon after.

Three other victims had moderate injuries, and several others were lightly injured.

The wounded were evacuated to the nearby Hadassah University Medical Center.

Last October, a baby was killed and seven people wounded when a terrorist drove his car into a crowd of people at the light rail station at Ammunition Hill.

This is a developing story.

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