2 injured in drive-by shooting outside Nazareth school

Cnaan Liphshiz

(JTA) — Two people were moderately injured in a drive-by shooting at a school in Nazareth.

The shooting Friday morning outside the ORT vocational school in eastern Nazareth, a predominantly Arab city in northern Israel, happened as hundreds of students were inside the building, Ynet reported. The people injured, however, were security guards, who appeared to also be the shooter’s target.

Police sources told Ynet that a suspect in the shooting, whose identity is known to police, was prevented earlier in the day by the guards from entering the school compound. He returned later armed with a rifle and began firing at the guards, the unnamed source said.

One of the casualties, a 49-year-old man, was injured in his legs and lower body.

Police are looking into the motives and have not indicated what they believe spurred on the attack or what brought the suspect to the ORT school in the first place.

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