Three defendants in the Grand Theft Auto (GTA) gang case were shot at Moscow regional court, Tuesday, during an attempted escape. Spokesperson of the Federal National Guard Troops Service Alexander Kudryavtsev gave an impromptu press briefing at the courthouse gates. «Today in the Moscow Regional Court five defendants, in the case of the so-called GTA criminal group, attacked the police... Еще officers escorting them, took possession of their weapons, and tried to escape. The Federal National Guard Troops in the building at that moment tried to neutralise the armed criminals, but they opened the fire.» Three of the defendants were killed during the shootout, while the other two were injured. Kudryavtsev noted that one guard and one riot police officer were also wounded in the incident.