112, a social media account associated with Russian authorities, reported that three presidential security officers have been killed. Another account associated with the authorities, reported a traffic policeman had died.
Several people have reportedly been killed in a shooting outside the headquarters of Russia’s security agency in central Moscow.
According to unverified reports from Sky News, a group of three gunmen opened fire from automatic guns. One of the men has allegedly barricaded himself inside a building and is continuing an exchange of gunfire with security officers on the scene.
#BREAKING Update : Some reports now say that 3 gunmen are involved in the shooting in or outside the FSB security headquarters in Moscow , Russia 2 to 3 dead including at least 1 police officer.#Москва #Moscowpic.twitter.com/BESIBHKAwl
— Shark NewsWires (@SharkNewsWires) December 19, 2019
— Mike Eckel (@Mike_Eckel) December 19, 2019
Authorities have announced a state of alert across the city, but have yet to make an official statement.