At least 5 dead after shooting at newsroom in Annapolis, Maryland

Anne Arundel County Police and ATF confirmed they're responding to an active shooter.

by Tess Owen
Jun 28 2018, 9:05pm

Several people have died after at least one person opened fire on the Capital Gazette newspaper building in Annapolis, Maryland, on Thursday afternoon, and a shooter has been taken into custody.

Five people are confirmed dead, Anne Arundel County Police deputy chief Bill Krampf told reporters during a press conference Thursday.

"We’ve had a terrible shooting incident here this afternoon," county executive Steve Shuh added. "There are several people who have died from this incident and several others have been injured." He also confirmed police were interrogating a shooter.

Minutes earlier, Anne Arundel County Police spokesperson Lt. Ryan Frashure told reporters at the scene that police were still in the process of securing and evacuating the building. ATF also confirmed that they were also responding to the incident.

Maryland police officers block the intersection at the building entrance, after multiple people were shot at a newspaper in Annapolis, Md., Thursday, June 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Shots fired were reported at around 2.40 p.m. ET, according to the Baltimore Sun, which owns the Gazette. Phil Davis, a reporter from the Gazette, tweeted that multiple people had been shot.

Anthony Messenger, an intern at the Gazette, also tweeted while the incident was ongoing.

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan tweeted that he was “praying for those at the scene.”

Cover image: Maryland police officers patrol the area after multiple people were shot at at The Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Md., Thursday, June 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

This article originally appeared on VICE News US.

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