An alarm was raised in Jerusalem when a gunman opened fire on two civilians and two policemen near the Western Wall area, injuring all four.

According to reports, the gunman then allegedly turned the gun on himself and committed suicide.

According to local media reports, the civilians are in their 30s and have been taken to hospital, with one in critical condition and the second with milder injuries.

The officers are slightly injured.

For the time being, the exact circumstances under which the incident occurred and the identity and motives of the perpetrator remain unknown.