Shooting attack in Jerusalem kills 7, injures five

Seven people were shot dead Friday night, Jan. 27, when a gunman from East Jerusalem drove up to the Pisgat Zeev synagogue, jumped out of his car and opened fire on worshippers as they emerged, among them children. The terrorist then went back to his car and drove off – until he encountered police vans rushing to the Pisgat Zeev death scene. He left the car and opened fire on the cops, who drew fast and shot him dead. At east five injured victims were meanwhile transferred to hospital. Police have been combing the area to make sure more violent terror attacks are not in the making in the Jerusalem sector. A special terror alert has been activated in other Israeli towns.

No organization has yet claimed responsibility for the Pisgat Zeev atrocity.

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