Shots have been fired at the Moscow Region court. A court spokesman said that the court has been evacuated.  There are reports of several people being shot, as members of a criminal gang disarmed their police escort and opened fire.

The shootout at the court has been confirmed by the head of the court’s press service.  A witness, attorney Sofia Rubasskaya, said: “There was a shootout at the court, some employees were injured, a female enforcement agent was injured as well.”

Later reports have added that three arrestees attempting to flee the court have been shot and killed by police.