Russian ambassador to Turkey killed in art exhibition shooting

Russia's ambassador to Turkey, Andrey Karlov, is seen in this image speaking during a meeting in Ankara in 2014. Karlov was shot and killed Monday while giving a speech at an art exhibition in Ankara. The attacker was shot dead. File Photo by European Pressphoto Agency

ANKARA, Turkey, Dec. 19 (UPI) — Andrei Karlov, Russian ambassador to Turkey, was killed on Monday after a shooting during an art exhibition in Ankara.

State-run RIA Novosti reported Russia’s Foreign Ministry confirmed Karlov died. Karlov was shot while he was making a speech, the Russian embassy told Hürriyet Daily News.

Three people were injured and taken to central Ankara’s Güven Hospital.

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