4:47PM IL: [ALL UPDATES BELOW] According to preliminary reports from the scene, an Israeli has been gravely injured in a shooting attack in Shomron, between the communities of Shavei Shomron and Einav.
According to the director-general of Magen David Adom, the emergency medical service received reports of a serious car accident, which turned out to be a shooting attack. MDA Directer General Eli Bin confirms that the victim is in grave condition.
It is unknown at this time if the gunfire came from a passing vehicle or from a stationary ambush position.
UPDATE 5:06PM IL: The MDA physician at the shooting attack pronounced the victim dead on the scene. The victim is reported to be a male, about 45, the father of 7 children. The area is closed down as a manhunt is underway for the shooter(s).
UPDATE 5:13PM IL: Military officials report the victims vehicle flipped out of control after being hit by the gunfire, turning over.
UPDATE 9:33PM IL: The name of the shooting victim from the fatal Shomron shooting attack has been cleared for release. The victim has been identified as Rav Meir Avshalom Chai HY”D, 45, a resident of Shavei Shomron and the father of seven, the youngest being 4-months-old.
Authorities are still searching for the terrorist(s) who opened fire in a drive-by shooting attack on Thursday afternoon, not far from the victim’s home.
(Yechiel Spira – YWN Israel)