Multiple Fatalities Reported In Mass Shooting At Annapolis Newsroom: Live Feed

Update: according to CBS, four people have been reported dead after the shooting:

Governor Larry Hogan has issued a response:

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Police in Baltimore responded to an active shooter incident at the Capital Gazette newspaper offices in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. The building is being evacuated while offciers continue to search for more shooters, while one suspect has been reportedly apprehended according to Annapolis Police Lt. Timothy Seipp.

A Maryland sheriff told Fox News that there are “multiple fatalities” at the offices of the paper owned by The Baltimore Sun. 

Anne Arundel County Sheriff Ron Bateman told Shepard Smith that a suspect has been apprehended at the newspaper’s office, located on Bestgate Road, off Defense Highway in Parole, Md.

The Capital-Gazette, which serves the Annapolis area and Kent Narrows, is a subsidiary of the Baltimore Sun newspaper, and Trace Gallagher reported that newsroom is now sweeping for possible threats. –Fox

USA Today reports at least four injuries. 

The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms is responding to the incident, which occurred only three miles from the Maryland State Capitol.

President Donald Trump, reportedly riding aboard Air Force One at the time, has been informed of the shooting, White House spokesperson Lindsay Walters said, Shepard Smith reported.
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From the Capital Gazette’s website: 

Anne Arundel County Police confirmed there was an “active shooter” at 888 Bestgate Road, where the newspaper’s offices are located. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives confirmed it was responding to a “shooting incident” at the Gazette.

Phil Davis, a Gazette reporter, said that multiple people had been shot. Police did not immediately respond to requests for further information.

A crime reporter for Capital Gazette tweeted the event:

An intern at the newspaper, Anthony Messenger, tweeted a cry for help around the time the shooting was first reported.

Maryland Republican Gov. Larry Hogan said he is “absolutely devastated to learn of this tragedy” — which occurred only a few miles from his chambers, according to Fox News.

Hogan said he is in contact with Anne Arundel County Executive Steve Schuh (R), and asked that Marylanders heed “all warnings” from law enforcement and avoid the area. “[I’m] praying for those at the scene and for our community,” Hogan said.



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