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Three Americans among eight wounded in Jerusalem

Israeli crime scene investigators at the scene of the shooting Associated Press/Photo by Maya Alleruzzo

Three Americans among eight wounded in Jerusalem

Two of the Americans wounded in the shooting on Sunday were a father and son who suffered injuries to the neck, head, and arm, respectively. The father threw himself over his family to protect them during the shooting, said Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. The third American was a pregnant woman shot in the abdomen. The Israeli news channel i24News reported that the woman had an emergency caesarean section and her baby is now in a neonatal hospital unit recovering. All three Americans were from Brooklyn, according to Schumer.

What was the shooter’s motive? While officials did not report a specific motive for the shooting, it followed a string of recent, deadly violence between Israeli and Palestinian forces. Israeli officials said the shooter turned himself in late Sunday, that he was acting alone, and that he had been arrested by Israel before.

Dig deeper: Read Mindy Belz’s report from the WORLD archives about the violence and tension between Israel and Hamas in 2021.

Josh Schumacher

Josh is a breaking news reporter for WORLD. He’s a graduate of WORLD Journalism Institute and Patrick Henry College.

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