One man was killed and another was injured Sunday afternoon in a shooting near the Orient Hotel in Jerusalem. The shooting took place near the corner of Tzvi Graetz and Moshe Gastner streets in Jerusalem's German Colony neighborhood.
Both men are residents of east Jerusalem. One of them, in his 30s, was treated by medics at the scene and was evacuated to Shaare Zedek Medical Center in critical condition, according to Magen David Adom (MDA). He died later at the hospital. The other man was lightly injured.
A large police force arrived at the scene and began to collect evidence and search for the shooter. A police helicopter was also participating in the search.
According to initial findings, the background for the incident was criminal and not security-related. The two men who were shot worked together at a nearby construction site.
“Together with other EMS personnel [Emergency Medical Services], I treated two people who were injured; one was in critical condition and another was in moderate condition,” said United Hatzalah volunteer EMT [Emergency Medical Technician] Yishai Solomon, who was one of the first responders at the scene.
"We performed CPR on the young man who was in critical condition at the scene of the incident. Additionally, we also treated a man in his 40s who was transported by a United Hatzalah ambulance to Shaare Zedek in moderate condition."
This is a developing story.