Published: Fri, June 29, 2018
Global Media | By Garry Long

At least 5 dead in Annapolis newspaper shooting

At least 5 dead in Annapolis newspaper shooting

Five people are dead and several others are wounded after shots were fired in Annapolis, Maryland, Thursday afternoon near Capital Gazette newsroom. CNN reports that there are at least five fatalities and multiple other injuries.

Police evacuated the building at 888 Bestgate Road before searching the premises. "We don't have any information at this point that he was targeting one individual reporter or anything like that", Frashure said. One suspect has been arrested and is now being interrogated, the police said. Davis described the scene as "nothing more terrifying" as he took cover under his desk while the gunman shot and killed multiple Gazette employees.

CBS News has also learned the gunman opened fire through the glass door into the newsroom. "I write about this stuff - not necessarily to this extent, but shootings and death - all the time", he said. "I don't know why he stopped", Davis said.

Capital Gazette Communications publishes several local papers and is owned by the Baltimore Sun Media Group.

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan said he is grief-stricken, and urged members of the public to stay away from the area.

Davis is a police reporter.

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First responders had recently run through an active-shooter training, he said.

Police are checking the building in Annapolis for explosives and whether more than one suspect was involved, Anne Arundel County police spokesman, Lieutenant Ryan Frashure, told reporters. Scores of police vehicles were at the scene.

The shooting - which came amid months of verbal and online attacks on the "fake news media" from politicians and including President Donald Trump - prompted New York City police to immediately tighten security at news organizations in the nation's media capital.

On Thursday evening, Jimmy DeButts, the Capital Gazette's community news editor, requested that people "stop asking for information/interviews" and added that the newspaper's "reporters & editors give all they have every day" and have "a passion for telling stories from our community".

Lindsay Walters, a White House spokeswoman, offered the Trump administration's "thoughts and prayers" to "all that are affected".

He said authorities were focused on clearing the building and reuniting the people inside with their families.

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