Seven injured in shooting in Jerusalem's Old City

Seven injured in shooting in Jerusalem's Old City

JERUSALEM - Seven people were injured, two of whom were critically wounded after a shooting in a bus in Jerusalem's Old City, Israeli police and medics said early on Sunday that police had been informed of a shooting and are searching for a suspect who fled the scene.

Israel's emergency medical services, the Magen David Adom MDA, called the incident a terror attack in the Old City We were on scene very quickly. On Ma'ale Hashalom Street, passengers saw a passenger bus standing in the middle of the road, bystanders called us to treat two males around 30 years old who were on the bus with gunshot wounds, MDA said in a statement.

Bus driver Daniel Kanievsky said the attack occurred near King David's Tomb.

I was coming from the Western Wall. The bus was full of passengers. I stopped at the Tomb of David. Two people outside I see falling were bleeding, two inside were bleeding. Everyone panicked, he told reporters at the scene.

Since March 19 people - mostly Israeli civilians inside Israel -- have been killed in attacks mostly by Palestinians. Three Israeli Arab attackers were killed.

In the aftermath, Israeli authorities increased operations in the occupied West Bank.

More than 50 Palestinians have been killed in operations and incidents in the West Bank since then, including fighters and civilians.

Three days of intense conflict between Israel and Islamic Jihad militants took place last week in the densely populated Palestinian enclave of Gaza.

At least 49 Palestinians, including Islamic militant fighters but also children, died in the latest violence, which ended last Sunday after Egypt negotiated a truce.