3 attackers killed, 2 disarmed and detained after shooting in Moscow Court with several injured

3 attackers killed, 2 disarmed and detained after shooting in Moscow Court with several injured
One of the defendants in the case of the GTA gang (archive photo)

At least 20 shots were heard in the courthouse. Officers of the escort duty were hospitalized with the injuries.

The siloviki neutralized members of the GTA gang, who attacked the convoy in the building of the Moscow Regional Court. Exactly the number of deaths during the shootout is being specified. Interfax reports on five shot to death members of the gang, RIA Novosti writes about four dead referring to the defendant's lawyer. TASS claims citing its source that three were killed, and two more bandits were disarmed and detained.

As previously reported, members of the GTA gang, against which the hearing was held today in court, attacked the convoy. At about 1:30 pm the defendants disarmed the officers of the escort duty and opened fire. According to lawyer Sophia Rubasskaya, who was at the time in the building, at least 20 shots were heard in the court.

At the moment, there is information about three wounded convoys. They were urgently hospitalized. It is known that among the wounded there is a woman.

Court spokesman Natalia Osipova told Interfax that all people were evacuated from the courthouse. Osipova refused to disclose additional details about the incident.

Recall, the so-called gang GTA is accused of killing 17 people, committed in 2012-2014 in Moscow, Moscow and Kaluga regions. Participants of the group attacked drivers on the Moscow region’s highways. Nine members of the organized crime group are behind bars. All the accused are natives of Tajikistan. The trial of gang's case began in the Moscow Regional Court in August 2016.

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