Israel Police officers shot and seriously injured a suspect during a firefight in the town of Jisr az-Zarqa in northern Israel early Sunday morning, according to police.
The officers were conducting standard operations in the town when they heard gunfire and rushed to the scene where they saw a suspect firing towards a home. The suspect proceeded to point his weapon at the officers who responded by opening fire and seriously injuring the suspect.
Police seized a submachine gun used by the suspect and have opened an investigation into the incident.
Second firefight with police over the weekend
The incident comes just days after a suspect was killed during a firefight between police and suspects in Nazareth.
In that incident, police spotted suspects firing from a vehicle. When the officers opened chase after the vehicle, a firefight broke out, with one suspect killed and another seriously injured.