'It's bad': Capital Gazette reporter tweets account of newspaper shooting

Report Multiple People Shot at Annapolis Newspaper

They are all believed to be employees of the newspaper.

In Baltimore, New York City and Los Angeles, law enforcement has deployed officers to protect major media organizations as a precaution. He carried no ID and has refused to identify himself.

Police said they could not identify the exact weapon at the time. We have members of the bomb squad on scene. He said his "thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families" and thanked first responders. "We don't anticipate having any more explosive devices".

Acting police Chief William Krampf said the building has been secured.

Police described the suspect - who was being questioned in custody - as a white adult male who was armed with a rifle or a shotgun, and appeared to have acted alone.

He credited active shooter training for the quick response.

During the shooting, intern Anthony Messenger tweeted a plea for help.

Four people are feared to have been killed and a further 20 injured after a gunman opened fire at a newspaper office.

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

Gov. Larry Hogan, on Twitter, wrote, "Absolutely devastated to learn of this tragedy in Annapolis".

Sources tell CBS News five other people were injured. One patient is being treated at the University of Maryland Medical Center, a spokesperson confirmed.

A former South Jersey reporter who covers crime for a Maryland newspaper described a horrific scene that unfolded when a gunman opened fire in his newsroom Thursday, leaving five people dead.

Special Agents and Task Force Officers are reportedly assisting the Anne Arundel Police with their investigation.

He then went on saying in a series of tweets, "There is nothing more terrifying than hearing multiple people get shot while you're under your desk and then hear the gunman reload." a few minutes later, when the police intervened, the reporter said, "I'm now waiting to be interviewed by police, so I'm safe and no longer at the office". "I don't know why he stopped", said Davis.

"I don't know why".

"We have injuries. I can't give the extent of those injuries at this point", Anne Arundel Police Lt. Frazier said in a press briefing.

Police respond to a shooting in Annapolis, Maryland, June 28, 2018.

President Donald Trump was briefed on the shooting shortly after reports emerged, an aide confirmed. A law enforcement source the suspect initially refused to cooperate. The official said the gunman was not co-operating with investigators.

At the White House, spokeswoman Lindsay Walters said: "There is no room for violence, and we stick by that".

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said it was responding.

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