Multiple Fatalities After Shooting At Newspaper Office In US
It’s being reported that at least four people have died after a shooting at a newspaper officer in Maryland over in the United States.
Police responded to reports of an active shooter at The Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, with several people believed to be fatally shot and many more injured. It's understood that a suspect has since been apprehended.
#update confirming active shooter at 888 Bestgate Road in Annapolis. Building evacuated. Officers continuing to search building. Relocation point is inside Lord and Taylor in the mall.— Anne Arundel Police (@AACOPD) June 28, 2018
At this point in time the shooting is being treated by police as a local incident and not once that involves terrorism. The Federal Bureau of Investigation is said to be on the scene assisting local authorities.
The streets surrounding the building were locked down and anyone nearby was told to take shelter as a precaution.
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
Phil Davis, who is a courts and crime reporter at the Capital Gazette, was at the scene during the shooting and he tweeted that multiple people had been shot by a single shooter.
A single shooter shot multiple people at my office, some of whom are dead.— Phil Davis (@PhilDavis_CG) June 28, 2018
Gunman shot through the glass door to the office and opened fire on multiple employees. Can't say much more and don't want to declare anyone dead, but it's bad.— Phil Davis (@PhilDavis_CG) June 28, 2018
Mr Davis also wrote on Twitter that he was hiding under his desk while the shooter was still active.
There is nothing more terrifying than hearing multiple people get shot while you're under your desk and then hear the gunman reload— Phil Davis (@PhilDavis_CG) June 28, 2018
I'm currently waiting to be interviewed by police, so I'm safe and no longer at the office.— Phil Davis (@PhilDavis_CG) June 28, 2018
More as we get it.