5-year-old boy in critical condition after Jaffa shooting

An initial police investigation found that the nature of the incident was probably criminal.

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September 16, 2018 09:09
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Israel police car (Illustrative). (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST)

 
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A 5-year-old boy was in critical condition after he and three other people were injured in a shooting incident that occurred in Jaffa on Saturday night.

The wounded were evacuated to Wolfson Medical Center and Ichilov Hospital. Medical officials said the boy’s condition had stabilized.

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Of the three other wounded, two people were lightly injured, while a man in his forties was in moderate condition.

Both the man and the boy are residents of Pardes Abu Seif, an area of Jaffa known for extensive criminal activity.

An initial police investigation indicated the nature of the incident was criminal. A gag order has been placed on all details concerning the shooting.

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