U.S. Ambassador to Israel Tom Nides confirmed that Americans were injured in the attack. An embassy spokesperson disclosed no other information or details.
In addition to the Americans, Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported that a pregnant woman suffered abdominal injuries and was forced to deliver an emergency birth at 26 weeks pregnant.
A man suffered gunshot wounds to the head and neck, according to Israeli hospitals treating them. It was unclear whether the man was one of the wounded U.S. citizens.
Israeli police crime scene investigators work at the scene of a shooting attack that wounded several Israelis near the Old City of Jerusalem early Sunday. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)
The shooting happened as the bus waited in a parking lot near David’s Tomb on Mount Zion, just outside the Old City walls. Israeli media identified the suspected attacker as a 26-year-old Palestinian from east Jerusalem.
Later Sunday, police said the suspected attacker turned himself in. Israeli Prime Mnister Yair Lapid said the suspected attacker was a resident of Jerusalem who was operating alone during the shooting and who had previously been arrested by Israel.
Israeli police and medics say a gunman opened fire at a bus in a suspected Palestinian attack that came a week after violence flared up between Israel and militants in Gaza.
Forty-nine Palestinians, including 17 children and 14 militants, were killed, and several hundred were injured in the fighting, which ended with an Egyptian-brokered cease-fire. No Israeli was killed or seriously injured.