Police: Mercaz Harav shooter came from e. J'lem; attacker's car found

Police confirmed Friday morning that the Palestinian terrorist who opened fire at central Jerusalem's Mercaz Harav Yeshiva late Thursday night, killing eight students and wounding 11 others, carried a blue Israeli identity card and came from east Jerusalem. Speaking to Israel Radio, Police Operations Department commander Asst.-Cmdr. Yoram Ohayon said that the attacker was from the village of Jabel Mukaber, near east Talpiyot. He said police were checking whether the gunman had accomplices and how he made his way to the yeshiva. Meanwhile, Jerusalem police chief Cmdr. Aharon Franco told the radio station that during overnight searches police had found a car they believed was used by the terrorist.