|Russian Ambassador Andrey Karlov|
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Russia's ambassador to Turkey, Andrey Karlov, was shot Monday at an art exhibition in Ankara, Turkey's official Anadolu news agency reported.
Karlov began his diplomatic career in 1976 and has been the ambassador to Turkey since 2013, according to a profile on the website for the Russian Embassy in Ankara.
Via The Wall Street Journal:
Russia’s envoy to Turkey was shot and seriously wounded in Ankara during a gallery opening at the capital, according to Turkey’s state-run Anadolu news agency.
Turkish television stations broadcast a photograph showing Ambassador Andrei Karlov splayed on the floor by a podium, with a man in a suit holding a handgun behind him.
The assailant shot numerous times at the Russian envoy, and didn’t target anyone else, said Hasim Kilic, an Ankara reporter for Hurriyet newspaper, during a live broadcast on CNN Turk.
The person shouted something about Aleppo, he said. A cease-fire deal brokered by Russia and Turkey helped clear the way for a continuing evacuation of rebel held areas of the Syrian city.
There were dozens of rounds of gunfire since the Russian ambassador was shot, according to Mr. Kilic.
Mr. Karlov has been in Ankara as Russia’s ambassador since July 2013. The gallery was at a modern-art center close to Turkish parliament.
Via A Luhn
Photo of gunman who shot Karlov.
RIA Novosti says Russia ambassador to Turkey has died of injuries sustained in gallery shooting.
According to Turkey's Anadolu Agency, the Russian ambassador's attacker was killed by security forces,
AP photographer Burhan Ozbilici continued his work in the face of this. pic.twitter.com/mGdH37ZMei— Micah Grimes (@MicahGrimes) December 19, 2016
WARNING EXTREMELY GRAPHIC
Video of shooting here.