ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP): The Latest on shootings at the building housing The Capital Gazette newspaper in Maryland (all times local):
5:20 p.m. A U.S. official briefed on the investigation has identified the suspect in a shooting at a Maryland newspaper as a white male who is believed to have carried a shotgun.
The official told The Associated Press on Thursday that the suspect is not cooperating with investigators.
The official wasn’t authorized to discuss the ongoing investigation publicly and spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity.
4:50 p.m. Police say five people have been killed and several others were “gravely injured” in a shooting at a building housing a Maryland newspaper.
Anne Arundel County Acting Police Chief William Krampf confirmed the deaths Thursday at a news conference.
Gov. Larry Hogan has previously said that there were “several fatalities and several people in the hospital.”
Lt Ryan Frashure of Anne Arundel County Police says the building is now secure and a suspect had been taken into custody.
3:55 p.m. A reporter at the newspaper where there are reports of an active shooter says a gunman shot multiple people.
Phil Davis is a reporter at The Capital newspaper in Annapolis.
He tweeted Thursday that a gunman shot through the office’s glass door.
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.
— Phil Davis (@PhilDavis_CG) June 28, 2018
3:20 p.m. Multiple people have been shot at a newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland.
The Baltimore Sun, which owns The Capital newspaper in Annapolis says a reporter told them of the shooting Thursday afternoon.
The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said it was responding to reports of the shooting.
Anne Arundel County Police Department spokesman Marc Limansky said officers are searching the building where the shooting was reported. He said the situation is “active and ongoing.”
On TV reports, people could be seen leaving the building with their hands up, as police officers urged them to depart through a parking lot and officers converged on the building.
Lt. Ryan Frashure, another spokesman for Anne Arundel County police, said on WJLA that officers are “doing everything to get people out safe.” He said they must look for other dangers, such as bombs and other shooters.