5 Dead; Suspect And Victims Identified — Maryland Newspaper Shooting

5 Dead; Suspect And Victims Identified — Maryland Newspaper Shooting

5 Dead; Suspect And Victims Identified — Maryland Newspaper Shooting

In a press conference Thursday evening, police did not confirm the suspect's identity but said the suspect had previous interactions with the newspaper and that the attack was "targeted". Others dead are Wendi Winters, Special Publications, Rebecca Smith, Sales Assistant, Gerald Fischman, Editorial Page Editor and John McNamara, Staff Writer. They are all believed to be employees of the newspaper. He carried no ID and has refused to identify himself. Police said they were on the scene in about a minute from the initial call about the shooting.

It is unclear whether it was an explosive device.

The suspect walked into the building with a shotgun "and he looked for his victims as he walked through the lower level", Krampf said.

A police officer stands guard outside The New York Times building, following the shooting. Several people have died, he said.

He urged the community to avoid the area and advised that a re-unification center had been set up at a nearby mall. Police were dispatched to the Sun newsroom in Baltimore after the shooting, but the Sun reports that the police presence there was just a precaution.

NY police sent counterterrorism teams to news organizations around the city in a move authorities said was a precaution, not prompted by any specific threat.

A suspect was apprehended and taken into custody, however CBS correspondent David Begnaud said the man is refusing to give his name and has no ID on him.

A reporter at the newspaper tweeted about the shooting, describing the harrowing scene.

"There is nothing more terrifying than hearing multiple people get shot while you're under your desk and then hear the gunman reload".

Maryland governor Larry Hogan tweeted Thursday afternoon that he was "absolutely devastated to learn of this tragedy in Annapolis".

The injured are being treated at local hospitals.

Sources tell CBS News five other people were injured.

Additional details were not immediately available.

"I'm a police reporter".

The Sun cited Gazette reporter Phil Davis saying multiple people were shot. The reporter added that he felt helpless.

He said that he and others remained hidden under the desks when the shooter stopped firing.

"I don't know why".

"I can't stop shaking because I can't stop thinking about how this could be any one of us", Alexander told The Sun.

Police respond to a shooting in Annapolis, Maryland, June 28, 2018.

A senior federal law enforcement source says the suspect had fake grenades. The gunman was not carrying any identification, authorities said. White House Deputy Press Secretary Lindsay Walters said "our thoughts and prayers are with all that are affected".

Agents from the Baltimore office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives were responding to the incident, the bureau tweeted.

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