Gunman on motorbike shoots soldier in Jerusalem

Police at the scene of a shooting near Wadi al Joz and Mount Scopus in Jerusalem in Monday, August 4, 2014. (Screen capture: Channel 2)

Police at the scene of a shooting near Wadi al Joz and Mount Scopus in Jerusalem in Monday, August 4, 2014. (Screen capture: Channel 2)

20-year-old seriously wounded at close-range, hours after tractor driver overturns bus in terror attack; police launch search for shooter

(SOURCE)   A motorcycle rider shot and seriously injured a soldier in East Jerusalem Monday afternoon, hours after a tractor driver rammed a bus in the capital, in apparent twin terror attacks, police said.

The shooting took place on Hanadiv Street, which separates the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Wadi al-Joz from Hebrew University. The soldier, 20, was rushed to nearby Hadassah Medical Center, where he was listed in serious condition.

Security forces chased the gunman, who had reportedly escaped into Wadi al-Joz. A security guard opened fire on the gunman, police said.

Jerusalem police chief Yossi Pariente said the soldier was “shot at close range by a man dressed in black,” adding that the shooting was with “very, very high likelihood,” a terror attack.

Jerusalem soldier shot

The Jerusalem police chief said security forces were scouring the area for the shooter, “so far without results.”

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