A gunman murdered Boris Nemtsov, a leader in the Russian opposition and critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, in the middle of Moscow early Saturday morning.
An anonymous source told TASS that the gunman shot Nemtsov “with four shots from a pistol.” A team is still on site to work the investigation. Putin’s spokesman announced that the president “takes the investigation under his personal control.” Journalists in Moscow went to the scene and posted pictures; a few include Nemtsov’s dead body.
“They shot Nemtsov. He’s dead.”
Немцова застрелили. Он мертв.
— Илья Яшин (@IlyaYashin) February 27, 2015
Crime scene where Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov was shot dead tonight near the Kremlin in Moscow pic.twitter.com/tDx5aIByg7
— Paul Gypteau (@paulgypteau) February 27, 2015
— UNIAN (English) (@unian_en) February 27, 2015
Boris Nemtsov, shot dead. Kremlin church bells ringing out. No words. pic.twitter.com/eQIv4K9Cfe
— Laura Mills (@lauraphylmills) February 27, 2015
— Christopher Miller (@ChristopherJM) February 27, 2015
There is a scheduled opposition march in Moscow on Sunday.