Two injured in Jerusalem shooting

July 12, 2008 at 7:23 AM

JERUSALEM, July 12 (UPI) -- An Israeli border patrol agent and a police officer were in serious condition Saturday after being shot by a suspected terrorist in Jerusalem, officials said.

Jerusalem Police Commissioner Dudi Cohen said the shooting happened around midnight Friday at the Old City's Lion's Gate. The two injured men were hospitalized and a massive search was launched for the shooter, who was able to escape return fire directed at him, Ynetnews.com reported.

"We will make every effort to track down the attacker, continue the search all night and bring new forces in at daylight," Cohen said early Saturday morning.

He told Ynetnews.com that he didn't see a connection between Friday's incident and other terror attacks in Jerusalem, adding that the recent attacks do not "signify anything about the future. There is a huge array of officers and Border Guard officers working day and night," Cohen said.

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