An IDF female soldier Sergeant Noa Lazar (18) was killed as a result of being critically injured by a shooting attack in the Shu'afat checkpoint.
Sergeant Lazar was a soldier in the Military Police Erez Battalion, age 18 and from the city of Bat Hefer. She was promoted in rank from Corporal to a Sergeant after her death.
The soldier was evacuated to a hospital for further medical treatment, and was declared dead. The soldier’s family has been informed.
The IDF expresses its heartfelt condolences to the family and will continue to support them.
Another victim suffered serious injuries. The shots were fired by a vehicle passing near the checkpoint.
A third individual suffered light injuries after being hit by shrapnel.
Emergency responders performed CPR on the officer, whose condition is critical and not stable, and are evacuating her to Hadassah Mount Scopus Medical Center. The security guard will likely be evacuated to Shaare Zedek Medical Center.
Initial investigations show that the terrorist arrived at the scene on foot, opened fire, and escaped in a white Toyota.
Large numbers of security forces are chasing down the terrorists.
"A short time ago, a report was received regarding gunfire towards the Shu'afat Crossing," a police statement read. "As a result of this, there are two people injured at the scene, whose condition was initially declared serious (according to medical sources). Police forces were called to the scene and began searching for the suspect in the incident, who escaped."
Magen David Adom (MDA) EMT Shimon Zaltz and MDA Jerusalem Region Director Ori Shacham said: "We arrived to the scene of the two injured within minutes. We took them to two MDA MICUs that conveyed them to the hospital while providing life-saving medical procedures. The 20-year-old female was in critical condition and the 25-year-old male was in severe condition. An additional young female in mild condition wounded from a shrapnel was treated on site."
Minutes after the shooting attack, it was reported that an attempt had been made to ram Border Police officers in the neighborhood of Abu Tor in Jerusalem. However, neither Israel Police nor Magen David Adom were informed of such an incident.