Gunman Opens Fire in Maryland Newspaper Office, Multiple Fatalities Confirmed

June 28, 2018Jun 28, 2018

Five deaths have now been confirmed, as well as multiple injuries, after a horrific newspaper office shooting incident Thursday afternoon.

According to the Baltimore Sun, the shooting took place at the Capital Gazette, a newspaper they own in Annapolis, Maryland. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosive has responded.

Fox News is reporting multiple fatalities. The only suspect has been arrested.

No motive has been released, according to Fox News. President Trump was briefed about the shooting before he boarded Air Force One.

"Prior to departing Wisconsin, I was briefed on the shooting at Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland," Trump tweeted. "My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families. Thank you to all of the First Responders who are currently on the scene.

Annapolis is about 30 miles east of Washington, D.C. In response to the shooting, New York City is stationing officers outside major newspaper offices in the area.

During an official press conference, county executive Steven Schuh of Anne Arundel County said, “Our thoughts and prayers are with their families."

He added that police response was within 60 seconds. Anne Arundel County Police Department's acting chief William Krampf said one potential bomb was found and has been taken care of.

"Absolutely devastated to learn of this tragedy in Annapolis," tweeted Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan earlier. "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."

According to FOX 45 News, a Capital Gazette intern tweeted "please help us" during the shooting.

Capital Gazette courts and crime reporter Phil Davis wrote on Twitter, "There is nothing more terrifying than hearing multiple people get shot while you're under your desk and then hear the gunman reload."

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