Two Israelis killed in shooting attack near Jordan Valley town; police reports say one or more terrorists fired at car from passing vehicle or side of road, causing it to overturn
|Latest Update:||03.15.09, 21:43 / Israel News|
Two Israelis were killed after sustaining critical wounds Sunday evening in a shooting attack near the community of Massua in the Jordan Valley.
Rescue teams pronounced the two dead after attempting to administer first aid. Police reports said the two were found shot in the vehicle, and were pronounced dead by a doctor.
According to police reports one or more terrorists fired at the Israelis' vehicle from short range as the two were driving along Route 90 in the Jordan Valley at around 8 pm. As a result the driver lost control of the vehicle and it overturned.
Security forces are currently investigating whether the fire came from a passing vehicle or from the side of the road.
One of the two victims died from wounds sustained by the vehicle's overturning, according to reports. The other died while paramedics were attempting resuscitation.
IDF and police forces were dispatched to the area, including Police Commissioner Dudi Cohen. The IDF has launched a search for the terrorists involved.
Nadav Ben-Ami of Massua told Ynet, "We were told two Israelis were fired upon. The road was closed 2 km from our town. We didn't hear the fire in Massua."
Yael Vaanunu, also a resident of the small town, said community members had not received orders to remain indoors. "We don't have orders from the security officer. Things are unclear. When you live in a place like this, you know what to do in such an incident. You lock your door and turn out the light," she said.