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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
Prior to departing Wisconsin, I was briefed on the shooting at Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland. My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families. Thank you to all of the First Responders who are currently on the scene.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 28, 2018