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Capital Gazette shooting: Five killed in 'targeted' attack on Maryland newsroom

Capital Gazette shooting: Five killed in 'targeted' attack on Maryland newsroom”

The suspected gunman, a white male male believed to be in his late 30s, was taken into custody.

Pol Lt Ryan Frashure, a police spokesman, told reporters police were "making sure there's no other people that are suspects or helped the individual" and were combing the four-story office building for bombs.

Atop the front page were pictures and names of those killed: Gerald Fischman, Rob Hiaasen, John McNamara, Rebecca Smith and Wendi Winters.

"I'm not trying to make this political, but we need more than prayers", she said.

The Sun reported that the Baltimore Police Department did a sweep of the Sun newsroom, which is about 26 miles away, following the report of the shooting in Annapolis. "They were general threats toward the newspaper", Krampf said.

US President Donald Trump said on Twitter that he had been briefed on the shooting.

"The fellow was there to kill as many people as possible", Altomare said. Krampf confirmed five deaths and said two people had superficial wounds.

The newspaper is part of Capital Gazette Communications, which also publishes the Maryland Gazette and CapitalGazette.com.

Law enforcement was at the scene within a minute of getting the call and quickly apprehended the suspect, County Executive Steve Schuh said.

'But as much as I'm going to try to articulate how traumatizing it is to be hiding under your desk, you don't know until you're there and you feel helpless'. One hundred seventy people were safely evacuated from the building, which houses several businesses in addition to the newspaper.

'I'm in no position to speak, just know @capgaznews reporters & editors give all they have every day.

Jarrod Warren Ramos - the 38-year-old Laurel man accused of using a long-arm shotgun to blast through the doors at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis and gun down five employees - is charged with first-degree murder in the targeted attack, court records obtained Friday show.

Chase Cook, a reporter for the Capital Gazette, tweeted: 'I've done some reporting since getting here.

Messenger, a rising senior at Salisbury University in Maryland, said loved ones checked in on him during and after the shooting.

The Governor of Maryland, Larry Hogan, wrote on Twitter he was "devastated" upon hearing about the incident. It is owned by The Baltimore Sun Media Group. NY police sent counterterrorism teams to news organizations around the city in a move authorities said was a precaution, not prompted by any specific threat. Police could be seen outside The New York Times, ABC News and Fox News early in the evening.



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