Police hunt for 3 men after shoot-out in North
Rosh Ha’ayin police search for men who fled shoot-out with cops outside Kafr Kasim.
Israel Police officer [file] Photo: Marc Israel Sellem
Rosh Ha’ayin police were on the hunt for three men who fled a shoot-out with
cops outside Kafr Kasim early on Saturday morning.
Sharon District police
said officers patrolling outside the entrance to Kafr Kasim received a report
around 4 a.m. Saturday morning that someone had sprayed a local house and car
Minutes later, they saw a group of four men approaching the
village. Police reportedly blocked the street with their car and called on the
other vehicle to stop. Then, one of the passengers opened fire on the officers.
Police said they returned shots, injuring the gunman moderately.
three other passengers fled on foot towards the village of Jaljulya and managed
to slip away from the police, who were treating the wounded
Police said they knew who all three men were and expected to
arrest them very soon.
The gunman, who was hit in the upper body by
police fire, was recovering in the Rabin Medical Center-Beilinson Campus in
Petah Tikva, where he was in moderate to serious condition.