Gunman kills two people and wounds four after he was asked to put mask on in ...

Gunman kills two people and wounds four after he was asked to put mask on in ...
Gunman kills two people and wounds four after he was asked to put mask on in ...

A gunman has killed two people and wounded four after he was reportedly asked to put a face mask on in a public services office in Moscow, city authorities said.

The attacker, who has not been named, is a 45-year-old Moscow resident and he had been arrested, the Russian interior ministry said.  

Two employees at the centre - an administrator and a security guard - were killed in the shooting, the Russian capital's deputy mayor Anastasia Rakova said. 

Among the injured is a 10-year-old girl who was rushed to a children's hospital in a 'serious condition'. Three wounded adults were being operated on. 

A gunman has killed two people and wounded four after he was reportedly asked to put a face mask on in a public services office in Moscow, city authorities said

A gunman has killed two people and wounded four after he was reportedly asked to put a face mask on in a public services office in Moscow, city authorities said

Police and investigators are seen at the Moscow government services center in Moscow, Russia, on Monday

Police and investigators are seen at the Moscow government services center in Moscow, Russia, on Monday

The incident took place at the Ryazansky Public Offices Centre, a multi-functional government office that deals with a variety of administrative issues in south-eastern Moscow.

A law enforcement source said that the man drew out a gun and started firing shots after an argument with a security guard who asked him to put on a face mask, state news agency Tass reported. 

Masks are mandatory in indoor public places like the municipal services centre, where residents apply for passports, obtain property documents and get help with other bureaucratic tasks.  

Rakova said the Ryazansky Public Offices Centre's staff and visitors were 'immediately' evacuated when the shooting started at around 3:00 pm Moscow time (1200 GMT).   

The man entered the centre 'and started firing at the citizens there, after which he tried to hide,' the Russian interior ministry said.

A law enforcement officer

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