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At least 133 killed and 100 wounded in mass shooting at Crocus City Hall in Krasnogorsk



Update: The Russian Investigative Committee has confirmed that the death toll from Friday’s attack in Moscow has climbed to at least 133.

As the rubble is being cleared at the Crocus City Hall concert venue, the number of casualties from the terrorist attack has risen to 133.

Search operations are ongoing.

After the shooting, an explosion and fire broke out at Crocus City Hall. Witnesses reported that the assailants set fire to the chairs. Communication lines are down, hindering people from reaching their loved ones. Initial reports suggest casualties may exceed 100, with at least 40 confirmed fatalities.

According to Russia’s state RIA Novosti news agency, a group of armed individuals opened fire at a concert hall in Moscow on Friday, resulting in injuries to several people.

RIA Novosti stated that at least three individuals wearing combat fatigues discharged firearms.

The state-run Tass news agency also confirmed the incident, which occurred at the Crocus City Hall, a large concert venue situated on the western outskirts of the Russian capital.

Multiple Russian media sources covered the incident, noting that the concert hall was engulfed in flames.

Footage shared on messaging apps in Russia depicted large columns of black smoke billowing from the structure.

This is a developing story that will be updated when more information is available.