Four defendants in the case of the so-called GTA criminal group were killed in a shootout in the Moscow Regional Court, a lawyer of one of the defendants told Sputnik.

Earlier in the day, Sofya Rubasskaya, another lawyer, told Sputnik that several people had been injured in a shootout in the Moscow Regional Court.

“I spoke to the head of the investigative team. According to him, four out of 11 defendants were killed,” Diana Tatosova said.

Rubasskaya said she had heard at least 20 shots.

The court’s spokeswoman Natalya Osipova told Sputnik that the court had completely evacuated staff and visitors, all sessions were postponed. She did not clarify the cause of the incident.

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