The gunman was dressed in a black suit, the standard plainclothes uniform for protective security details, and got into the event by claiming to be Karlov’s bodyguard He also wounded at least three others in the assault. The shooter allowed people to exit the art gallery after he shot the ambassador. Russia’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova, told the Rossiya 24 news channel that Mr. Karlov had died of his wounds in what she described as a terrorist attack. Mr. Karlov became ambassador in July 2013 and he was an experienced diplomat. Moscow talks about the future of Syria involving Russia, Iran and Turkey will go ahead on Tuesday despite the murder of the Russian ambassador to Ankara. President Erdogan called President Putin over the fatal shooting.