Sunday, October 9, 2016

Two Killed in Jerusalem Terror Shooting Attack; Five Bystanders Injured, Police Kill the Attacker

Two people were killed and five more were injured today (October 9, 2016) in a shooting near Ammunition Hill in Jerusalem, according to the Times of Israel website.

Police described the incident -- which saw an East Jerusalem gunman open fire at pedestrians and police over a several hundred meter swath on the capital -- as a terror attack. Police shot and killed the attacker.

One woman -- approximately 60 years old -- was shot in the upper body and critically wounded in the attack. A police officer -- approximately 30 years old -- was also critically wounded in a shootout with the assailant.

Both were later declared dead, after being rushed to Hadassah Hospital Mount Scopus, a spokesperson said.

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