Gunman Opens Fire in Central Moscow, Killing at Least 1 Near FSB Building
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At least one person has been killed in a shooting in downtown Moscow on Thursday evening, local media have reported.
An unidentified gunman opened fire with a Kalashnikov rifle in the lobby of the Federal Security Services (FSB) building before fleeing the scene, the RBC news website cited an police source as saying.
The 112 Telegram channel reports that three members of the security services were killed in the shooting according to prelimenary information.
A video of the incident depicts people fleeing the scene with gunfire heard in the background.
The streets around the site have been blocked off.
The Baza Telegram channel reports that there were three shooters, two of whom have been killed. One shooter has reportedly escaped to a parking lot near the FSB building and is being pursued by security forces.
The FSB has announced that there was one shooter and he has been killed, Russian media have reported.
This article is being updated.
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