(CNN) – Russia’s ambassador to Turkey, Andrey Karlov, was seriously wounded in a shooting Monday at an art exhibition in Ankara, Turkey’s official Anadolu news agency reported.

Karlov was giving a speech at the opening ceremony of a photo exhibit when an assailant opened fire, the news agency said.

Andrey Karlov, Russia’s ambassador to Turkey, was giving a speech in Ankara, Turkey, when he was shot.

Images of the scene showed a body on the ground as a man with a pistol stood nearby.


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