‘Several’ People Dead After Shooting at ‘Capital Gazette’ Newsroom in Annapolis, Maryland
So long as the people who are in position with power to make change, refuse to do their job for the people, their karma will continue to roll over on them, dead in their tracks.
(The Daily Beast) Multiple people were killed and others severely injured in a shooting at the offices of the Capital Gazette, a daily newspaper based in Annapolis, Maryland, according to The Baltimore Sun. Anne Arundel County officials said during a press conference that “several people” were dead as a result of the shooting, and that a suspect was apprehended outside of the Gazette offices.
Several Gazette staffers tweeted about the incident, including intern Anthony Messenger, who fired off a desperate message at 2:43 p.m.: “Active shooter 888 Bestgate please help us.” Gazette reporter Phil Davis tweeted that “a single shooter” fired on multiple people in his office and some were dead. He added that the 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.”
“There is nothing more terrifying than hearing multiple people get shot while you’re under your desk and then hear the gunman reload,” wrote Davis, who covers business and politics. WJLA reports that “a shotgun was involved” in the shooting.
Anne Arundel Police tweeted that the building was evacuated and there were “officers continuing to search building.” WBAL reports that police are going “floor by floor” to secure the building, and have asked people in the area to “to shelter in place as a precaution.” Reuters reports that police are treating the shooting as a “local incident,” and they do not see the incident “involving terrorism.”
The Capital Gazette is owned by the Baltimore Sun Media Group, a Tronc, Inc. company. Police also swept the offices of The Baltimore Sun after the incident. The Sun reported that there was “no threat” on its newspaper, according to police, and “their presence was a precaution.” The New York Police Department is reportedly dispatching personnel to the “headquarters of all major media outlets” in the city out of an “abundance of caution,” ABC News reports.