Russian Ambassador shot in Turkish capital, Ankara

Russian ambassador to Turkey, Andrey Karlov, was shot this evening while attending an art exhibition 'Russia in the eyes of Turks' in the Turkish capital, Ankara. He was shot in the back by an unknown gunman while speaking at the exhibition

According to Turkish media, the attacker let the guests out of the exhibition venue after he shot the diplomat and then engaged the police in a gun fight. Karlov has been transported to the hospital and is said to be in critical condition.