Jewish Museum Head Shot in Moscow

The head of the Jewish History Museum in Moscow, Sergei Ustinov, was shot overnight Thursday by an unknown assailant. 

Ustinov is in serious condition and has been transported to a local hospital for treatment. 

Local police have launched an investigation into the incident; it is unclear whether the shooting is anti-Semitic or criminal in nature.

A security camera managed to record the incident, which unfolded as Ustinov was looking for a place to park near the museum. The footage showed the gunman, wearing a hoodie covering his face, shooting him twice at close range.

Ustinov seemed unable to get up, and staggered a few steps before he collapsed onto the sidewalk. His personal driver called an ambulance. 

Ustinov is a well-known businessman within the Russian Jewish community who was one of the founders of the museum. 


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