Shooting at 'The Capital Gazette' US newspaper, Annapolis, Maryland leaves multiple dead

Shooting at 'The Capital Gazette' US newspaper, Annapolis, Maryland leaves multiple dead

Shooting at 'The Capital Gazette' US newspaper, Annapolis, Maryland leaves multiple dead

The shooting occurred at approximately 2:40 p.m.

Adams said the judge's decision was based partly on "evidence that suggested a coordinated attack: the barricading of a back door and the use of a tactical approach in hunting down and shooting the innocent victims".

"If they were not there as quickly as they were, it could have been a lot worse", Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley said.

Marquardt - who Ramos once wished was dead on Twitter - said the alleged gunman was the most threatening person he ever dealt with as a journalist.

Police confirmed the five deaths, including McNamara.

A massive police presence could be seen outside the office of the paper, which is owned by the Baltimore Sun. They recovered a gun and said he also carried smoke grenades.

The active shooting at Capital Gazette Building the is just the latest in a string of lockdowns, bomb threats, and shootings that have plagued the United States. The threats "indicated violence".

Police are reportedly executing a search warrant at an address associated with the suspect.

Authorities said law enforcement were on scene within 60 seconds of the first report. The court found in favor of the paper in that case.

Ramos filed a failed lawsuit against the paper in 2012, alleging the newspaper, a columnist and an editor defamed him in an article about his conviction in a criminal harassment case in 2011.

"I am devastated and heartsick to confirm the loss of my wonderful brother Rob today in the mass shooting in the newsroom at the Annapolis Capital Gazette", Hiaasen wrote. One died after being treated at a hospital trauma center.

Police Lt. Ryan Frashure told CNN they believe the suspect "had some type of conflict" with the paper. That item was "taken care of". The newspaper is one of several tenants in the building.

Police respond to a shooting in Annapolis, Maryland, US, June 28, 2018. The type of weapon used in the shooting was not immediately known, police said. Police said the shooter used a shotgun. Authorities said the suspect did not exchange gunfire with officers when he was taken into custody.

The number of injuries was estimated at three people, Frashure said.

Several Capital Gazette reporters shared details of the horrifying scene.

In November 2015, he tweeted: "In anticipation of forthcoming rape and murder, I am now officially more famous than Jarrod Radnich".

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".

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