Six Israelis were wounded on Tuesday in a terrorist attack in Ma’ale Adumim, 4.3 miles east of Jerusalem in Judea.
The terrorist, a 20-year-old Palestinian from Al-Eizariya (also known as Bethany) opened fire with a handgun outside the main shopping mall in the city.
Magen David Adom emergency medical personnel treated two people for gunshot wounds before evacuating them to the hospital in serious and moderate condition, respectively.
The additional victims were moderately injured, and it was unclear if they were also hit by gunfire.
The seriously wounded victim is a man around 40 years of age. The other victims included men aged 28, 29 and 37, as well as a 14-year-old boy, according to MDA.
🔴WATCH: New footage from Tuesday’s terror attack in Ma’ale Adumim, near Jerusalem, captures the terrifying moment the terrorist entered a restaurant and shot point blank at the civilians inside pic.twitter.com/RAsskORUo1
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🔴 Attentat à Maalé Adoumim près de Jérusalem : les images de l’attaque ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/mnkrcgxJWZ
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Israel Police Commissioner Yaakov Shabtai arrived at the scene of the attack.
According to Shabtai, the assailant “opened fire in all directions” before being shot by the Border Police officer, who “prevented a broader terror attack.”