J’lem police chief: Shooting likely terror attack

Security officials are conducting a manhunt for the Mount Scopus shooter, and believe it is highly likely that it is a terror attack, Jerusalem police chief Yossi Pariente says.

Pariente says the soldier was “shot at close range by a man dressed in black.”

“He fired several shots and ran towards a motorcycle or moped nearby” and escaped, Pariente says. “A security guard fired at the motorcycle…apparently he didn’t hit it.”

Pariente says security forces are scouring the area for the shooter, “so far without results.”

“We are treating this at the moment as a terror attack with very, very high likelihood,” he says.

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