Three victims were in moderate condition and a fourth suffered serious injuries. Medical teams treated them at the scene and evacuated them to Jerusalem hospitals. Magen David Adom paramedics told Walla News the victims were in their twenties, and had been hit in their legs.
The four had been driving back from a basketball game near Route 60, the main north-south artery running through the West Bank, when they were attacked. Security forces were initially unsure whether the four were shot at from a passing vehicle or a roadside ambush.
Following the attack the army deployed a large number of soldiers to search the vicinity for the suspected perpetrators. The nearby settlements of Migdalim, Tapuah, Rachelim and Nofei Nehemia were placed on high alert status. Troops reportedly set up checkpoints in the area and were checking vehicles for possible suspects.
Photos posted on social media showed the victims’ vehicle smeared with blood and riddled with bullet holes.
The incident took place near the settlements of Shilo and Shvut Rachel, and not far from where an Israeli was shot dead by a Palestinian assailant earlier this month. The shooter in the previous attack remains at large.
Read more at Times of Israel.