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Moscow Police Pursue Alleged Drive-By Shooter

Moscow police are reportedly pursuing a Mercedes that was allegedly involved in a drive-by shooting on Friday.

An eyewitness reported seeing a gunman carrying out the shooting with an automatic weapon west of the third ring road, a law enforcement source told the state-run TASS news agency.

The unnamed source said police set up a city-wide interception plan to locate the suspected vehicle.

It’s unclear whether there were any casualties in the incident. 

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