Israeli police and medics said that two men were wounded in a shooting attack in annexed east Jerusalem on Tuesday, with security forces conducting a manhunt for the perpetrator.
Police announced a “suspicion of a shooting terror attack” near a Jewish religious site in the Sheikh Jarrah sector targeting two motorists, who according to medics were rushed to hospital.
“Police and Border Police officers are at the scene conducting searches for the suspect who fled the scene,” police said in a statement.
Israeli security forces shut down the streets in the neighborhood, where an AFP journalist saw officers entering a Palestinian home, with a drone and helicopter as well as police dogs aiding the search.
Police announced they had found the perpetrator’s gun near the scene of the attack, which took place near the tomb of Simeon the Just, a site frequented by ultra-Orthodox Jews.
The suspected attack took place a day after a Palestinian woman stabbed and moderately wounded an Israeli man at the Gush Etzion junction in the southern occupied West Bank.
The woman was shot by security forces and taken to hospital in moderate condition.