Man Detained After Shooting Dead Two, Injuring Four in Moscow
12:54 GMT 07.12.2021 (Updated: 14:38 GMT 07.12.2021)
© Sputnik / Natalia SeliverstovaAn ambulance vehicle in Moscow
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The incident took place at a multifunctional public services centre in the southeast of Moscow.
A man has been detained after shooting dead two people and injuring four others at the "Ryazansky" multifunctional services centre in Moscow earlier on Tuesday.
According to the Interior Ministry, the victims are a man who worked at the centre and a visitor. A 10-year-old girl is among the injured.
Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin has since taken to Twitter to express his condolences to those affected by the shooting and say that medics are doing their best to help the injured.
"A tragedy happened at the Ryazansky MFC. As a result of a shooting by an unknown person, two people were killed, three were injured. The killer was detained. I offer my condolences to the victims and the families of the victims. Doctors are doing everything possible to help the wounded".
В МФЦ "Рязанский" произошла трагедия. В результате стрельбы неизвестного погибли два человека, трое пострадали. Убийцу задержали. Приношу соболезнования пострадавшим и семьям погибших. Врачи делают все возможное по оказанию помощи раненым.— Сергей Собянин (@MosSobyanin) December 7, 2021
A criminal investigation into the shooting has been launched. If convicted, the suspected shooter may face up to life in prison.
According to some reports, the shooter is Sergei Glazov, a retired lieutenant colonel. He used an unregistered combat weapon during the attack. The Interior Ministry has only identified the shooter as a 45-year-old Muscovite and said that he had a gun and a knife with him.