A gunman opened a fire in a pastry-making factory in Moscow on Wednesday (December 27), killing one person, Russian state news agency RIA said, citing a law enforcement source.
Moscow police said the initial reports about hostages were not true.
The “Menshevik” factory building, in south-east Moscow, has been cordoned off by the police, which is trying to make a contact with the gunman.
At least two people have been wounded in the shooting, another news agency, Interfax, said, adding that the preliminary reports suggest the victim worked as a security guard at the factory, which is located on Ilovaiskaya street.
Interfax cited a source as saying that the former factory owner has opened a gunfire.