Crime scene [illustrative].
(photo credit: INGIMAGE)
A man was left critically wounded after being shot in the central city of Ramla, according to Israel Police Saturday.
The victim was taken to nearby Assaf Harofeh Medical Center after Magen David Adom paramedics arrived at the scene and administer life saving treatment to the victim.
According to a police statement, the event occurred late Saturday afternoon when an unidentified shooter pulled alongside the victim's car and began to fire as the two sat idle on Kehilat Detroit Street.
Two officers, coincidentally nearby on a lunch-break, saw the shooting take place and gave chase, opening fire on the suspect after he refused police orders to surrender.
The shooter managed to get into his vehicle and escape, speeding off against traffic.
Police noted they had identified the shooter driving in his vehicle later in the day, opening fire on him once again after he refused to obey police commands and submit to arrest.
The suspect then exited his vehicle and escaped on foot through a residential area. Police said they have continued to search for the alleged suspect and are thoroughly combing the area.
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