7 Killed In Shooting Outside East Jerusalem Synagogue, Suspect Dead
At least seven people were killed in a shooting outside a synagogue in Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem on Friday, with the gunman killed at the scene, police and medics said. “Earlier this evening at around 8:30 pm (1830 GMT), a terrorist arrived at a synagogue in the Neve Yaakov boulevard in Jerusalem and proceeded to shoot at a number of people in the area,” a police statement said.”Police forces quickly arrived at the scene, engaged with the terrorist and opened fire at him. The terrorist was neutralised,” it added.A police spokesman told AFP that seven people had been killed. Police were dismantling a white vehicle at the scene, believed to have belonged to the shooter. Fadi Dekidek, a paramedic with the Magen David Adom emergency response agency, said “this is a very serious terror attack.”The MDA reported a total of 10 gunshot victims, including a 70-year-old man and a 14-year-old boy.”I heard a lot of bullets,” Matanel Almalem, an 18-year-old student who lives near the synagogue, told AFP at the scene.