Russia: Wounded guard condition 'serious but stable' — Russian National Guard spokesperson
Russian Federal National Guard spokesperson Alexander Kudryavtsev stated that the condition of the security guard, who was wounded during the shootout following an escape attempt, made by the defendants of the Grand Theft Auto (GTA) gang, at the Moscow Regional Courthouse, in the Russian capital, Tuesday.
Kudryavtsev noted that the injured guard, who had received «a bullet wound to the left shoulder,» was been «sent to the main military hospital of the Russian National Guard in Moscow Region's Balashikha.»
The Russian National Guard spokesperson reported that the guard «underwent initial surgical treatment of the wound» and is expecting an operation «on the reposition of bone pieces, displaced as a result of the injury.»
Five defendants, belonging to the Grand Theft Auto (GTA) gang, reportedly attempted an escape at the courthouse by attacking the officers escorting them and taking possession of their weapons. A shootout between Federal National Guard troops and the jail breakers followed, resulting in the neutralisation of all defendants. Three of the defendants were killed and the other two injured. A security guard and riot police officer were also wounded in the incident.
The hearing was concerning the notorious 'GTA gang', scheduled to take place at the time of the shooting. At least 20 shots were heard.