ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Anne Arundel County Sheriff Ron Bateman confirmed multiple people were killed in a shooting at a Maryland newsroom Thursday afternoon.
Five people are dead and several others injured from a shooting at the Capital Gazette, a daily newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland, officials said. One suspect was taken into custody, officials said.
BREAKING: ATF Baltimore is responding to a shooting incident at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Md. pic.twitter.com/GQ1bMAejzQ
— ATF HQ (@ATFHQ) June 28, 2018
The shooting occurred shortly before noon PT at the offices of the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, about 30 miles east of Washington D.C. A sheriff’s deputy has arrested a suspect near the scene, Bateman said, but the sheriff’s department has not released information on that person or whether there may be other suspects outstanding.
One crime and courts reporter from the Gazette tweeted, “There is nothing more terrifying than hearing multiple people get shot while you’re under your desk and then hear the gunman reload.”
Absolutely devastated to learn of this tragedy in Annapolis. 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. https://t.co/bI6PdUjHfh
— Governor Larry Hogan (@GovLarryHogan) June 28, 2018
President Trump has been briefed on the shooting, said White House deputy press secretary Lindsay Walters.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with all that are affected,” Walters said.
The Gazette is owned by The Baltimore Sun.
NYPD says it is stationing officers outside the headquarters of major newsrooms throughout the city out of an abundance of caution following shooting at newspaper office in Maryland.
— Aric Chen (@aricchen) June 28, 2018
NYPD spokesman confirms that officers are being deployed to the headquarters of major media organizations in New York City, following the shooting in Maryland.
— Jon Swaine (@jonswaine) June 28, 2018