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Maryland Newspaper Shooting Leaves Five Dead, Several Injured


Five people were killed and several others injured during a shooting in Annapolis, Maryland, police have confirmed.

Anne Arundel County Police responded to an active shooting at 3:15 p.m. ET Thursday, and said the shooter is now in custody.

The shooting took place at the Capital Gazette, the county’s local newspaper owned by the Baltimore Sun.

One witness, Phil Davis, a crime reporter for the Capital Gazette, tweeted he and other employees hid under their desks as they saw multiple people shot.


Davis said when the police arrived, they surrounded the shooter. He did not explain exactly how the shooter was contained.

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan expressed his concern in a public statement on Twitter. “Absolutely devastated to learn of this tragedy in Annapolis,” he wrote.

According to the White House, President Trump has been briefed on the shooting. He too expressed his grievance on Twitter, while also thanking the first responders. 



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