A shooting occurred at the Capital Gazette newspaper building, a local newspaper in Annaplis, Maryland, owned by Baltimore Sun, on Thursday afternoon.
Police said there were multiple injuries at the scene, and that a suspect was now in custody. The suspect shot many times through a glass window on multiple employees. Gazette crime and courts reporter Phil Davis tweeted, "There is nothing more terrifying than hearing multiple people get shot while you're under your desk and then hear the gunman reload." He described the experience as "like a war zone." Law enforcement responded to the incident within sixty seconds. The building was evacuated. Two state highways were closed in Anne Arundel county because of police activity.
Maryland governor Larry Hogan said on Twitter he was "absolutely devastated" and was in contact with authorities. President Donald Trump has been briefed on the shooting. The sheriff initially said multiple people died. Police later would not confirm specific numbers of injuries or possible deaths. Various sources indicated 5 fatalities and some more injured people. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Baltimore said they are responding to the incident. The FBI is also sending assets to the scene from Baltimore. The New York Police Department sent officers to the headquarters of major media organisations in the city as a precaution following the shooting in Maryland.
This story will be updated.