ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Multiple people were killed during a shooting at the Capital Gazette Newspaper offices in Maryland’s Capital Annapolis Thursday afternoon, according to law enforcement officials in Maryland.
Police responded to the newsroom around 3 p.m.
Anne Arundel County Police said officers are searching the building at 888 Bestgate Road in Annapolis. The building was evacuated and a relocation point is setup inside the Lord and Taylor Mall.
Reports indicate a suspect is in custody.
A crime and courts reporter at the Capital Gazette newspaper has tweeted about the shooting, and he said that a “single shooter shot multiple people at my office, some of whom are dead.”
The reporter, Phil Davis, added that the shooter “shot through the glass door to the office and opened fire on multiple employees.”
“Can’t say much more and don’t want to declare anyone dead, but it’s bad,” he said.
Gunman shot through the glass door to the office and opened fire on multiple employees. Can’t say much more and don’t want to declare anyone dead, but it’s bad.
— Phil Davis (@PhilDavis_CG) June 28, 2018
Police say five people have been killed and several others were “gravely injured” in a shooting at a building housing a Maryland newspaper.
Anne Arundel County Acting Police Chief William Krampf confirmed the deaths Thursday at a news conference.
Gov. Larry Hogan has previously said that there were “several fatalities and several people in the hospital.”
Lt Ryan Frashure of Anne Arundel County Police says the building is now secure and a suspect had been taken into custody.
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