Gunman kills five in attack on USA newspaper

Blanche Robertson
June 30, 2018

A gunman who opened fire in what police are calling a "targeted attack" at a newspaper office in Annapolis on Thursday, killing five people in one of the deadliest attacks on journalists in US history, has been identified, multiple law enforcement sources confirm to CNN.

Here's what we know so far about Thursday's attack. Hartley said Ramos had sent her numerous emails in which he called her vulgar names and told her to kill herself. Police said he used a "long-gun" shotgun in the shooting.

The suspected gunman, who authorities have not yet identified, was not cooperating with police investigators.

Hiaasen, 59, an editor and columnist, was the first victim publicly identified.

The Capital was acquired by The Baltimore Sun Media Group in 2014.

"And we stand in solidarity with every journalist who fights day in and day out for the truth and for accountability of those in power". Authorities evacuated about 170 people from the building, which is also home to other businesses and doctors' offices, Frashure said.

The suspect in the Maryland newsroom shooting that took the lives of five people allegedly made previous threats to The Capital-Gazette. "It does not appear to be a particularly well-planned operation".

"Devastated & heartbroken. Numb", Gazette editor Jimmy DeButts said on Twitter.

"[It] was like a war zone", Davis said in an interview with the Gazette after the shooting. But he praised his hardworking staff, explaining that they do "more with less" and have "a passion for telling stories from our community". The Capital Gazette building is located on the 800 block of Bestgate Road in Annapolis, Maryland.

Police gave no immediate details on the gunman or his motive in the rampage at The Capital Gazette and said he was being interrogated. He said no gunfire was exchanged between the shooter and police.

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Four died on scene and one woman was pronounced dead after she was transported to Maryland shock trauma, Schuh said. The building at that address includes a variety of offices.

"I can't stop shaking because I cant't stop thinking about how this could be any one of us", the 26-year-old reporter told the Sun. "I was very scared". This incident follows similar mass shootings in Parkland, Florida, Las Vegas, Nevada, Santa Fe, Texas, and many others.

"I was taking deep breaths", she said.

"Gunman shot through glass door and opened fire. It was so surreal".

The five victims of the shooting at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland on Thursday were identified by police earlier tonight. "Our prayers are with the victims and their friends and families". "You just think is this going to be my last day".

Police have Jarrod Ramos in custody and said the newsroom was specifically targeted by Ramos.

Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley said police had practiced active shooter training last week.

"This person was prepared to shoot people, his intent was to cause harm", he continued. "My condolences to everyone impacted at the @capgaznews newsroom".

In Baltimore, New York City and Los Angeles, law enforcement has deployed officers to protect major media organizations as a precaution. The article is no longer on the newspaper's website, but it was reprinted in full in the court documents.

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