5 killed, several injured in Maryland newsroom shooting: Police


new reporting after that horrific scene and folded late today the man opening fire on reporters at a newspaper in Annapolis Maryland at least 5 dead authorities not long ago rebuilding multiple others were shot and Aaron quote grave condition tonight happened in the Capital Gazette news room and this image we have seen so often it mass shootings usually children marching out of schools tonight adults reporters from that news room and the rest of that building walking out with their hands in the air Authority state police officers there within 60 seconds or so surrounding the shooter who have been shooting through the glass door of The Newsroom a sweep of the building also revealing tonight one explosive device in this evening they are questioning that suspect but we have learned that even with him in custody they had a very difficult task trying to identify him we begin tonight with ABC’s chief justice correspondent Pierre Thomas at the scene the shooting began just after 2:30 this afternoon in The Newsroom of the Annapolis Capital Gazette newspaper but call going out for emergency help there was a mess of response from multiple agencies local police arriving within 60 Seconds police then trying to get people out adults could be seen coming out with her hands in the air getting searched by the police and then checking to make sure we are okay and the next thing you know he was like do need to get out get out so then we all ran out into the hallway Davis tweeting his description of the horror unfolding you said it was like a war zone tweeting a single shooter shot multiple people at my office some of them are dead then he tweets gunman shot through the glass door to the office and open fire on Mon employees can’t say much more and don’t want to declare anyone dead but it’s bad and perhaps his most chilling quick came next there’s nothing more terrifying than hearing multiple people get shot while you’re under your desk and then here the gunman reload and then late today authorities before the cameras confirming the turbo toll there are several people who have died from this incident and several others are injured I don’t know what to say your prayers are with them and their families police then confirming 5 did the scene unfolding for hours as Police use dogs to search for explosives or possible accomplices Village gunman and he was captured the shotgun found at the scene sorcerer’s telling ABC News 9 shooter is in custody and being interrogated at this time tonight authorities say the building is secure and that there’s no other Shooters but when asked they knew the shooter if he was on there radar they would not answer I just thank God that he got me and all of my co-workers out safely under his desk telling the paper I’m a police reporter I right about this stuff all the time but it’s much as I’m going to try to articulate how traumatizing it is to be hiding under your desk you don’t know until you’re there and you feel helpless and Peter Thomas live on the scene in Annapolis Maryland tonight in Pierre we know that reporter who tweeted he was hiding under his desk he also said he could hear the shooter reload but then at some point he stopped the firing the reporter saying I don’t know why and tonight we’ve also learned it at first don’t even know who the suspect was even with him sitting across from interrogators why was it so difficult link to him here in Maryland David thank you click on the right over here subscribe to our Channel and don’t forget to download the ABC News after breaking news alerts thanks for watching
Authorities said they surrounded and captured the alleged gunman at the Annapolis Capital Gazette.

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