5 of us had been killed on Thursday in a shooting on the offices of The Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland, authorities stated.
“I form not know what to claim heaps of than our thoughts and prayers are with them and their families, and we retract comfort engaging that they are in God’s comprise,” Anne Arundel County Executive Steve Schuh stated.
Several heaps of of us had been “gravely injured,” William Krampf, appearing chief of the Anne Arundel County Police Division, steered a news briefing.
The attacker is in custody and police spokesman Lt. Ryan Frashure stated that the department had no heaps of suspects. He described the person in custody as a white male armed with a shotgun, Efe reported.
Schuh stated that police came upon the shooter hiding under a desk within the newspaper house of enterprise, which is positioned within a constructing that properties a differ of heaps of tenants, including at least one clinical apply.
“We did get better what we thought may presumably also indulge in been an explosive procedure,” Krampf stated. “That has been sorted. We indulge in members of the bomb squad on scene. We don’t count on having any longer explosive devices.”
The suspect “has not been very forthcoming” with info, Schuh stated.
“To my info, there was as soon as no verbal side to the incident where he declared his motives or something else, so at this point we ethical don’t know,” the county suited stated.
One of the principal journalists fresh within the newsroom on the time recounted the events on Twitter.
“Gunman shot thru the glass door to the house of enterprise and opened fireplace on more than one workers. Can’t negate plan more and don’t must expose anyone uninteresting, but it is wicked,” The Capital Gazette’s Phil Davis wrote in a message posted after the shooting stopped.
US President Donald Trump supplied a hastily assertion on the incident, additionally through Twitter.
“Prior to departing Wisconsin, I was as soon as briefed on the shooting at Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland. My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families. Thanks to all of the First Responders who are currently on the scene,” he stated.
Authorities in different US cities, including Original York, answered to the violence in Maryland by sending police to offices of media stores.
The Original York Police Division stated that its deployment of counter-terrorism officers was as soon as essentially essentially based totally not on any specific menace, but “out of an abundance of warning unless we learn more regarding the suspect and motives within the help of the Maryland shooting.”