At Least Seven People Injured After Gunmen Open Fire Near Western Wall in Jerusalem

The scene of a suspected terror shooting toward a bus outside Jerusalem’s Old City, August 14, 2022. (Israel Police)

At least seven people have been injured after gunmen opened fire at separate locations in the city of Jerusalem, Israeli officials have said.

The attackers shot at a bus and opened fire in a car park near the historic Western Wall at 01:24 local time (22:24 GMT), emergency officials said.

Police have launched a search for the gunmen, who fled after the attacks.

A police spokesperson told local media that the incident is being treated as a suspected terror attack.

The ambulance service, Magen David Adom (MDA), said it was treating several people, including two who were in a critical condition.

The victims – six men and one woman – have been taken to hospitals in Jerusalem, MDA added.

It remains unclear as to how many shooters were involved, however Hebrew media has reported that police are searching for at least two suspects.

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SOURCE: BBC, Matt Murphy