Shooting in Moscow, two dead, a man detained

WION Web Team
New Delhi Published: Dec 07, 2021, 07:00 PM(IST)

(Representative image) The shooting in Moscow has claimed two victims. Photograph:( ANI )

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Moscow mayor has made a tweet in Russian and has offered condolences to the victims

Two people have lost their lives in a shooting incident that took place at Moscow, Sputnik news reported. Police have detained a man.

As per the report, the shooting took place at Ryazansky multi functional public services centre. As per the early report, the deceased included a woman working at the centre and an visitor.

Moscow mayor has made a tweet in Russian and has offered condolences to the victims.

Russian news agencies, citing sources in the interior ministry, reported a child had been injured in the shooting. 

The capital's investigators launched a criminal case into the shooting, they also reported. 

Mass shootings in Russia are rare but the country was rocked by two separate tragic killing sprees -- one at a school, another at a university -- this year, spurring lawmakers to tighten laws regulating access to guns.

In one high-profile public shooting in 2019, a gunman opened fire near the FSB domestic intelligence agency headquarters in central Moscow, killing an officer and wounding five people.

Other high-profile shooting cases have taken place in Russia's army. 

In November 2020, a 20-year-old soldier killed three fellow servicemen at a military base near the city of Voronezh. 

In a similar attack in 2019, a young recruit shot dead eight servicemen.

(With inputs from agencies)

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