Five Killed In Shooting At An American Newspaper Office


Five Killed In Shooting At An American Newspaper Office

Five people have been shot dead and several others have been "gravely injured" in a shooting at a newspaper office in the Maryland capital of Annapolis in the United States, police say.

Anne Arundel County Acting Police Chief William Krampf confirmed the deaths at a news conference.

Governor Larry Hogan has previously said that there were "several fatalities and several people in the hospital" following the shooting at the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis.

Phil Davis, a journalist at the newspaper, tweeted that a gunman shot through the office's glass door.

In his tweet he said: "There is nothing more terrifying than hearing multiple people get shot while you're under your desk and then hear the gunman reload."


On TV reports, people could be seen leaving the building with their hands up, as police officers urged them to depart through a car park and officers converged on the building.

Lieutenant Ryan Frashure of Anne Arundel County Police said "we did have" an active shooter in the building, but added that it was now secure.

A spokeswoman for the city of Annapolis said a suspect was in custody.

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