The shootout left three of defendants dead and two of them injured.
The members of the GTA Gang, which took its name after a computer game, are charged with the murders of auto drivers in the Moscow and neighboring Kaluga regions in 2012 and 2014, Russian media reports.
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At least three people have been killed and others injured after a gang opened fire inside a Moscow courthouse, according to reports.
The defendants reportedly disarmed some court bailiffs at the Moscow Regional Court building on their August 1 trial date and got into a shoot-out.
No less than 20 shots were heard, a witness, attorney Sofia Rubasskaya, told RIA Novosti.
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The five gang members attacked court guards and seized their weapons in a lift in the building.
The incident took place before a hearing for a gang of nine who are suspected of killing more than a dozen motorists, authorities said. I saw a wounded woman bailiff, her face (covered) in blood.
The gangs who are hailing from Central Asia are charged with 17 murders and two attempted murders. They are accused of terrorizing drivers in the Moscow area by disabling motorists' cars with spikes placed on roads, and then shooting the drivers.
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They used knives and air guns that had been converted to take bullets.