Moscow court shooting kills three

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A 45-year-old man and a 40-year-old woman have been taken to the hospital with gunshot wounds from Moscow Regional Court, said Moscow Region's Health Ministry, as quoted by Russian Federation news agencies.

"We were at a different session when heard the shooting".

"There was a shootout in the Moscow Regional Court, employees were wounded, I saw a wounded woman - a bailiff", Rubasskaya said.

Diana Tatosova, a lawyer for the defendants, said she had been told by the chief investigator in the case that four of the accused had been killed.

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No other details were immediately available.

At least three people have been killed following a shootout at a Moscow court between defendants and security guards on the premises, the state-run RIA Novosti news agency reported on Tuesday. One of the officers was shot in a shoulder and guards received multiple traumas.

The incident happened when five handcuffed defendants were escorted by two guards in a lift at the Moscow Regional Court, Russia's Investigative Committee said.

In November 2014, the authorities arrested five gang members and killed their leader, an Uzbek citizen.

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The nine accused men, who are all from Central Asia, were charged with 17 murders and 2 attempted murders.

Russian media called the perpetrators of murders in the Moscow Region and M-4 "Don" highway a "GTA gang" as a reference to the popular videogame.

A court spokeswoman said the building was evacuated amid the chaos. Two are member of the so-called GTA Gang.

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