Russian ambassador to Turkey dies from gunshot wound; gunman als - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Russian ambassador to Turkey dies from gunshot wound; gunman also dead

Posted: Updated:

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey's private NTV television says police have shot and killed the gunman who fatally shot the Russian ambassador in Ankara.

NTV television, citing police sources, said the gunman was killed in a police operation inside an exhibition hall where the attack occurred.

Russian Ambassador Andrei Karlov was several minutes into a speech at the embassy-sponsored exhibition in the capital, Ankara, when a man wearing a suit and tie shouted "Allahu akbar" and fired at least eight shots, according to an AP photographer in the audience. The Associated Press is reporting that the ambassador died as a result of his injuries.

Photographs from the scene showed a man lying on the ground with an armed man dressed in a suit standing near him.

Copyright 2016 by WDRB News. All rights reserved.

Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 WDRB. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.