At least 5 Dead as Gunman Opens Fire at a Newspaper Office in US

A gunman shot dead at least 5 at the office of local Annapolis newspaper, The Capital Gazette in Maryland, USA.

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A gunman opened fire at a building, housing the office of The Capital Gazette, a local newspaper at Annapolis in Maryland, USA, killing at least five people.

The Police have taken a suspect into custody. They have not revealed his name and have not been able to ascertain his motive.

This was a targeted attack on the Capital Gazette that is located at 888 Bestgate Road on the first floor. He(the supect) entered the building with a shotgun. We are working on securing his residence. He does live in the state of Maryland. We are in the process of securing that residence and preparing for search warrants.
Bill Krampf, Acting Chief, Anne Arundel County Police

Krampf also said that The Capital Gazette had been at the receiving end of threats on social media.


Phil Davis, a crime reporter with The Capital Gazette was in the building at the time of the incident. He tweeted about his harrowing experience.

First responders reached the location within a couple of minutes and prevented further loss of life.

I want to acknowledge the tremendous work of our public safety professionals today, particularly the Anne Arundel County Police Department, the Annapolis City Police Department and the Anne Arundel County Sheriff’s office. They were on the scene in about 60 seconds. They went immediately into that building without a moment’s hesitation and demonstrated incredible courage.
Steve Schuch, Anne Arundel County Executive

US President Donald Trump also expressed his condolence through Twitter.

The Maryland incident is another in a long list of gun related violence that has plagued the US in the recent years.

(With inputs from AP and ANI)

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