Annapolis, Maryland-The Baltimore Sun reports that a shooting has occurred at the Capital Gazette in Anne Arundel County. Capital Gazette is a paper owned by The Baltimore Sun.
Phil Davis a Capital Gazette reporter has said multiple people had been shot.
ATF were on the scene, “Agents with the ATF were on the scene in Annapolis to provide support to local law enforcement, said Amanda Hils, a spokeswoman for the federal agency. ATF can help with tracing weapons, conducting interviews and other assistance”
#update confirming active shooter at 888 Bestgate Road in Annapolis. Building evacuated. Officers continuing to search building. Relocation point is inside Lord and Taylor in the mall.
— Anne Arundel Police (@AACOPD) June 28, 2018
Governor Larry Hogan asks for everyone to stay out of the area.
Absolutely devastated to learn of this tragedy in Annapolis. I am in contact with County Executive Steve Schuh, and @MDSP is on the scene assisting @AACOPD. Please, heed all warnings and stay away from the area. Praying for those at the scene and for our community. https://t.co/bI6PdUjHfh
— Governor Larry Hogan (@GovLarryHogan) June 28, 2018
— CBS News (@CBSNews) June 28, 2018
At least 4 injured in shooting at Annapolis newspaper; suspect in custody, police say https://t.co/02DZ1nNfr5
— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) June 28, 2018
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According to reports the building has many offices, it’s unclear at this time, if the building itself was a “soft” target, or if the paper employees were the intended targets.
It’s being reported that 4 people have dead and that they have a suspect in custody.
This is a breaking news story, will update as we get more information.
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Local Police, and others have confirmed 5 fatalities not 4 as originally reported.
Police: 5 killed, several others 'gravely injured' in shooting at newspaper building in Maryland. https://t.co/C646Im6i21
— The Associated Press (@AP) June 28, 2018
There is also discussion of an explosive device that was disarmed.
— Reuters TV (@ReutersTV) June 28, 2018