Shooting, Multiple Fatalities at Capital Gazette Newspaper in Annapolis

Five people are confirmed dead and at least 20 injured after a gunman with a shotgun opened fire at the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland on Thursday. Anne Arundel County Sheriff Ron Bateman advised that the suspect is in custody.

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The shooting erupted at around 2:30 p.m. at the Capital Gazette building. It is unclear at this time whether it took place in the newsroom or outside the building. ATF responded to the report, and police were evacuating people from the building. Police also went to the Balitmore Sun building as a precaution, since they are the owners of the Capital Gazette. There appeared to be no threat to the Baltimore Sun.

One person inside the Gazette building stated there was one shooter who opened fire. The Evening Standard newspaper nearby was placed on lockdown during the active shooter situation.

The incident is being classed by police as a “local  incident” and not terror related. The name of the shooter or his motive have not been released.

And, as usual, people began blaming Trump

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