Two injured in shooting on Highway 6

Israel Police in Modi'in station have started an investigation and operational scans, according to the the Israel Police Spokespersons Unit.

 The car that was shot at injuring two east Jerusalem residents around midnight on December 6 on Highway 6 near Ben Shemen Junction.  (photo credit: ISRAEL POLICE)
The car that was shot at injuring two east Jerusalem residents around midnight on December 6 on Highway 6 near Ben Shemen Junction.
(photo credit: ISRAEL POLICE)

Two people were shot on Highway 6 at the Ben Shemen interchange near Modi'in just after midnight on Tuesday, according to the Israel Police Spokesperson's Unit.

Of the two victims, who are residents of east Jerusalem, one was severely wounded in the shooting and the other was moderately injured. Police officers that arrived on the scene believed that the shots came from another vehicle that fled the scene.

Police investigation

Israel Police started an investigation in an effort to capture the suspect, according to the Israel Police Spokespersons Unit.

 Israeli security forces investigate the scene after two east Jerusalem residents were shot at in their car on Highway 6 near Ben Shemen Junction just after midnight on December 6.  (credit: ISRAEL POLICE) Israeli security forces investigate the scene after two east Jerusalem residents were shot at in their car on Highway 6 near Ben Shemen Junction just after midnight on December 6. (credit: ISRAEL POLICE)

MDA report

MDA spokesman, Zachi Heller explained that "at 11:39 p.m., a report was received at MDA's 101 in the Yarkon area about 2 men injured in a violent incident on Highway 6 to the south in a tunnel near the Ben Shemen interchange.

"MDA medics and paramedics provided medical treatment and referred [the injured individuals] to Beilinson and Sheba hospitals in Tel Hashomer. [The injured are] 2 men with penetration wounds [and they are] conscious, including: a 46-year-old man in serious and stable condition, (currently receiving treatment at Beilinson), and a 31-year-old man in moderate condition"

MDA paramedic Elad Polak and MDA motorcycle medic Shlomo Levy said: "Inside the tunnel, we saw a vehicle standing on the side and nearby, was a 46-year-old man with and a 31-year-old man sitting nearby who also had penetrating injuries. We gave them life-saving medical treatment and evacuated them to the hospital, one in serious condition and the other in moderate condition."