Shaare Zedek says it’s treating 4 hurt in Jerusalem attack, after 2 patients died earlier

Renee Ghert-Zand is the health reporter and a feature writer for The Times of Israel.

Jerusalem’s Shaare Zedek Medical Center provides an update on the six injured people it received from this morning’s terror attack at the entrance to the capital.

Despite efforts to save two critically wounded victims — a man aged 73 and a woman in her 60s — both were declared dead, with the man named as rabbinical judge Elimelech Wasserman. Another woman was declared dead at the scene.

There are currently four victims from the attack hospitalized at Shaare Zedek, three in serious condition and one — shot in the hand — in light-to-moderate condition.

According to Dr. Alon Schwartz, head of the hospital’s trauma unit, the victims all suffered from gunshot wounds. Three of those who initially arrived required immediate surgery in the trauma unit to restore their pulse. The efforts were successful in the cases of two patients, who were transferred for further urgent surgery. One patient did not survive this second surgery.

“Two more victims brought to the trauma unit needed to be sedated and intubated and need immediate surgery,” Schwartz says.

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