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The Latest: Russian ambassador has gunshot wound

  • Turkish police officers cordon off the area close to a photo gallery where the Russian Ambassador to Turkey, Andrei Karlov, was shot and killed by a gunman in Ankara, Turkey, Monday, Dec. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Osmancan Gurdogan)

    Turkish police officers cordon off the area close to a photo gallery where the Russian Ambassador to Turkey, Andrei Karlov, was shot and killed by a gunman in Ankara, Turkey, Monday, Dec. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Osmancan Gurdogan)  (The Associated Press)

  • Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, talks regarding the Russian ambassador Andrei Karlov's assassination earlier Monday, at the Presidential palace in Ankara, Turkey, Monday, Dec. 19, 2016. (Press Presidency Press Service via AP, Pool)

    Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, talks regarding the Russian ambassador Andrei Karlov's assassination earlier Monday, at the Presidential palace in Ankara, Turkey, Monday, Dec. 19, 2016. (Press Presidency Press Service via AP, Pool)  (The Associated Press)

  • Andrei Karlov, the Russian Ambassador to Turkey, pauses during a speech at a photo exhibition in Ankara on Monday, Dec. 19, 2016, moments before a gunman opened fire on him. Karlov was rushed to a hospital after the attack and later died from his gunshot wounds. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)

    Andrei Karlov, the Russian Ambassador to Turkey, pauses during a speech at a photo exhibition in Ankara on Monday, Dec. 19, 2016, moments before a gunman opened fire on him. Karlov was rushed to a hospital after the attack and later died from his gunshot wounds. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)  (The Associated Press)

The Latest on the attack on Russia's ambassador to Turkey (all times local):

7:45 p.m.

Russia's Foreign Ministry says that the country's ambassador to Turkey has been hospitalized with a gunshot wound after an attack at a photo exhibition in Ankara.

But Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova didn't give Ambassador Andrei Karlov's condition. Zakharova was speaking in a statement carried by Russian news agencies.

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7:25 p.m.

An Associated Press photographer says a gunman has fired shots at the Russian ambassador to Turkey. The ambassador's condition wasn't immediately known.

The attack occurred Monday at a photo exhibition in the capital Ankara, where the ambassador was making an address.

Photographs from the scene showed a man lying on the ground with an armed man dressed in a suit standing near him.