Maryland Authorities Confirm 5 Dead, 7 Injured in Newspaper Office Shooting

At least five dead in Annapolis newsroom shooting

Five individuals are dead and at least seven persons are injured after a suspect opened fire in the Capital Gazette newspaper office in Annapolis, Maryland.

Police confirmed the fatalities:

A suspect was arrested on scene and WJLA reports that “a shotgun” was involved in the attack. CNN quotes a law enforcement source saying the suspect “has not been cooperative.”

Capital Gazette reported Phil Davis was at the newspaper headquarters when the shooting occurred. He tweeted:

Anne Arundel county executive Steve Schuh spoke at a press briefing held by police and grieved over the fatalities, saying, “I don’t know what to say except our thoughts and prayers are with them and their families and we take comfort knowing they’re in God’s embrace.”

Maryland has a ban on “assault weapons,” “high capacity” magazines, and bump stocks. They have extreme violence restraining orders and require new handgun purchasers to submit fingerprints to Maryland State Police for registration.

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