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Police hunt for 3 men after shoot-out in North

October 21, 2012 03:17

Rosh Ha’ayin police search for men who fled shoot-out with cops outside Kafr Kasim.

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Israel Police officer 311. (photo credit: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 with gunfire.

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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.

The three other passengers fled on foot towards the village of Jaljulya and managed to slip away from the police, who were treating the wounded gunman.

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.
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