Multiple news outlets are reported five fatalities in Thursday’s mass shooting at an Annapolis-based newsroom.
Five are dead at the Capital Gazette offices in Annapolis, police confirm. I'm not sure what the deadliest incident is for journalists in U.S. history, but today might be it. pic.twitter.com/tp88dMstGQ
— Matt Pearce 🦅 (@mattdpearce) June 28, 2018
Five fatalies. 🙏🏼
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) June 28, 2018
Maryland officials have confirmed that a suspect is in custody after a fatal mass shooting in an Annapolis office building that houses a local newspaper owned by the Baltimore Sun.
County Executive Steve Schuh said in a news conference Thursday afternoon that several people had been killed and several others injured after a gunman opened fire in an office building that houses the Capital Gazette.
Anne Arundel, Maryland County Executive Steve Schuh: "There are several people who have died from this incident, and several others are injured." https://t.co/LkWlbonF6U pic.twitter.com/BoWlmznw6l
— Fox News (@FoxNews) June 28, 2018
Authorities have not yet released any details about the suspect or a possible motive for the shooting, as police work to reunite those affected by the shooting with their families.
Schul did not specify the number of casualties. CBS News, citing police sources, had earlier reported that four people had been killed.
This is a developing story. CrimeOnline will provide further updates when more information is available.
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