At Least 4 Injured in Annapolis Newsroom Shooting
- Author: Rogelio Becker Jun 30, 2018,
Jun 30, 2018, 2:12
At least 5 people are reported to be dead and several others injured in a shooting incident which took place in a newsroom of Capital Gazette newspaper in USA city of Annapolis, Maryland which is situated at a distance of just one hour from Washington DC. "I write about this stuff - not necessarily to this extent, but shootings and death - all the time", he described.
Anne Arundel County Executive Steve Schuh told CNN the suspect was found hiding under a desk, possibly trying to hide from police, and that the gun was not in the immediate vicinity of the suspect. His weapon was discovered on the ground near him.
Though Davis' tweets garnered the most attention, he isn't the only Capital Gazette reporter that tweeted about the event. Shortly after the shooting was first reported, Phil Davis, a reporter for the Gazette, told the Sun that "multiple people" had been shot and confirmed that there was a police presence at the scene.
Lindsay Walters, a White House spokeswoman, offered the Trump administration's "thoughts and prayers" to "all that are affected".
Prior to departing Wisconsin, I was briefed on the shooting at Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland.
A local journalist has organized a fundraiser to support the victims of the deadly shooting at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis.
"We did have an active shooter situation", Lt. Ryan Frashure, spokesman for the Anne Arundel Police Department, told reporters earlier.
Anne Arundel Police said that they are now responding to the scene and that the building is now being evacuated. Police worked for more than an hour to evacuate and clear the building.
Gov. Larry Hogan has previously said that there were "several fatalities and several people in the hospital". According to reports, around 6 people were shot at in the newspaper office on Thursday afternoon in US.
The victims have all been identified as Capital Gazette employees: editorial page editor Gerald Fischman, assistant editor Rob Hiaasen, editor/reporter John McNamara, sales assistant Rebecca Smith and community correspondent Wendi Winters. "I don't know why he stopped", he said.
The Capital is a daily newspaper published in Annapolis, Maryland since 1884.