At least five dead after Maryland newspaper shooting

News 29/06/2018

A shooter has opened fire at the the Capital Gazette newspaper offices in the Maryland capital of Annapolis, according to multiple reports. Police in the US are responding to reports.

Phil Davis, a Gazette crime reporter, tweeted about the shooting, saying that "single shooter shot multiple people at my office, some of whom are dead”.

“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,” Mr Davis wrote on Twitter. “There is nothing more terrifying than hearing multiple people get shot while you’re under your desk and then hear the gunman reload.”

The Capital Gazette has confirmed at least five were killed in the shooting, with several others “gravely injured”.

A shooter is in custody, police said. Police would not name the suspect or say what type of weapon was used.

The shooting comes just months after a gunman opened fire at a Maryland high school in March.

More to come.