Active Shooter kills at least 5 in Capital-Gazette Building in Annapolis

Marsha Scott
June 30, 2018

County Executive Steven Schuh said the shooter is in custody and is being interrogated.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Four are reported to be dead and multiple injured after a shooting at the Capital Gazette newsroom in Annapolis, police say.

The suspect, described as a white male who was believed to have used a shotgun, was in custody. Police are outside an address connected to Ramos in Laurel, Maryland. Police also didn't confirm the exact location of the shooting; witnesses within the building told media they saw the door of the newspaper's offices blown out.

Phil Davis, a reporter who covers courts and crime for the paper, tweeted that the gunman shot out the glass door to the office and fired into the newsroom, sending people scrambling for cover under desks.

Police cars have swarmed the scene and people were seen streaming out of the building with their hands up.

A senior federal law enforcement source says the suspect was also carrying fake grenades. Police said they were confident that there were no more explosives at the scene. Relocation point is inside Lord and Taylor in the mall.

The active shooting at Capital Gazette Building the is just the latest in a string of lockdowns, bomb threats, and shootings that have plagued the United States.

During Friday's briefing Altomare refused to mention the suspect's name, saying: "He doesn't deserve us to talk about him one more second".

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Maryland Governor Larry Hogan said at the news conference: "It's a tragic situation". Citizens have been advised to stay clear of the area.

"My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families".

Multiple people have been shot at a newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland. On Twitter early Friday morning, the newspaper tweeted what its front page would look like.

Anne Arundel County Police confirmed there was an "active shooter" at 888 Bestgate Road, where the newspaper's offices are located, the Capital Gazette reports.

Police are reportedly executing a search warrant at an address associated with the suspect. "I write about this stuff - not necessarily to this extent, but shootings and death - all the time", Davis said. The reporter added that he felt helpless.

Davis later told the Baltimore Sun the office was "like a war zone". "I don't know why. I don't know why he stopped", Davis said.

Ramos has a connection to the paper, the sources said. I was praying the entire time I was under that desk. Dozens were killed there.

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