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Khashim Latipov, Commuter, Shot In The Face In Racist Attack On Russian Metro (GRAPHIC VIDEO/ PICTURES)

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This horrifying CCTV footage captured the shocking moment an innocent commuter was ruthlessly shot in the face at point blank range in an apparent racist attack.

In the footage obtained by Russian media outlet Life News, two men armed with guns confront an innocent passenger on the Moscow metro in Russia.

The suspects can be seen talking to each other as victim Khashim Latipov, 30, approaches before they block his path.

Stunned commuters look on in horror as one of the men shoots Latipov in the abdomen before kicking him and then shooting him again in the face.

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As passengers desperately try to escape the carnage in the train carriage, one suspect continues to point his hand gun at the victim before they both get off the train.

Faces of both attackers are caught by the security camera, but their IDs are not yet known yet, and police are searching for them, a source told Life News.

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"The victim was taken to the hospital, with one bullet in his jaw and serious damage to his face," they added.

Incredibly, Lapitov survived the attack but was seriously injured and has undergone surgery.

The attack comes less than three months before the Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia.