Russia’s ambassador to Turkey, Andrey Karlov, was seriously wounded in a shooting Monday at an art exhibition in Ankara, Turkey’s official Anadolu news agency reported.
Karlov was giving a speech at the opening ceremony of a photo exhibit when an assailant opened fire.
n a caption, The Associated Press news agency described the man with the gun as the attacker. CNN has not independently confirmed the identities of the people in the photograph.
Authorities haven’t said who they believe was responsible for the attack. Anadolu reported that the gunman had been neutralized. But it was not immediately clear whether the attacker was killed or captured by police.
Police cars quickly swarmed the scene after the shooting.