Five people were killed in a shooting in the editorial office of one of the oldest Newspapers in the United States
WASHINGTON, June 29. /TASS/ — according to police, the gunman was arrested.
Five people were killed in a shooting in the main office of one of the oldest in the United States publications Capital Gazette in Annapolis (Maryland). This was stated by the head of the local police Department Steven Shu at a press briefing, which was broadcasted by local television stations.
“According to information which we have at the moment, five people were killed, several seriously injured, he said. — The gunman is in custody and was questioned”. Previously broadcaster MSNBC reported six dead and 22 wounded.
According to CBS, the shooter was a white twenty-year-old man, whose identity is established. The attack on the edition he used a shotgun. The suspect refuses to cooperate with the investigation. According to the newspaper the Baltimore Sun, which owns the Capital Gazette that he shot the glass door of the editorial office, entered the building and then opened fire on the journalists.
#BREAKING: People leaving Capital Gazette newspaper in #Annapolis with hands up after reports of active shooter. https://t.co/obLlS3OVVz pic.twitter.com/aUrvuOB63K
— NBC DFW (@NBCDFW) 28 Jun 2018
Local law enforcement evacuated the building of the editorial office, where the staff went out of him with his hands. Around the office circling police helicopter, more than 15 patrol cars stand at the entrance. All the nearby streets are blocked. The police are looking for in the wording of possible accomplices of the shooter.
Capital Gazette is one of the oldest publications in the country. It was founded in 1727 and wore then called the Maryland Gazette.
The number of victims of the shooting in Annapolis has increased to 6