Active shooter reported at newspaper in Annapolis; injuries confirmed: Police


Posted on: June 28th, 2018 by ABC News No Comments

WJLA-TV(ANNAPOLIS, Md.) — An active shooter was reported at the Capital Gazette, a daily newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland, on Thursday, said the Anne Arundel Police and ATF.

Police said there were injuries but did not elaborate.

A crime and courts reporter from the Gazette tweeted, “There is nothing more terrifying than hearing multiple people get shot while you’re under your desk and then hear the gunman reload.”

The building was evacuated, according to the Annapolis Office of Emergency Management.

Police cars have swarmed the scene and people were seen streaming out of the building with their hands up.

Officers are working to search the building, said Lt. Ryan Frashure of the Anne Arundel Police.

“We’re doing the best we can to minimize causalities,” Frashure said.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with all that are affected,” Walters said.

“Absolutely devastated to learn of this tragedy in Annapolis,” Gov. Larry Hogan wrote on Twitter. “Please, heed all warnings and stay away from the area. Praying for those at the scene and for our community.”

President Trump has been briefed on the shooting, said White House deputy press secretary Lindsay Walters.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with all that are affected,” Walters said.

The Gazette is owned by The Baltimore Sun.

Out of an abundance of caution, the New York Police Department is moving personnel to headquarters of major media outlets in New York, including ABC News.

Additional details were not immediately available.

This story is developing. Please check back for more updates.

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