At least 5 killed, several injured in newsroom shooting in Maryland

According to news reports, five people were killed and more than a dozen were injured.

Renee Mutchnik, a spokeswoman for the Sun, said "we believe there are some injuries" but she did not immediately know how many.

The suspect initially refused to cooperate, a law enforcement source said.

A reporter for the newspaper described the scene in the newsroom as being "like a war zone", with reporters hiding under their desks for safety.

NY police sent counterterrorism teams to news organizations around the city in a move authorities said was a precaution, not prompted by any specific threat.

Multiple people have been shot at Capital Gazette newspaper's office in Annapolis, Maryland, on Thursday, June 28.

Police have said nothing about a possible motive for the attack, but authorities are treating it as a local incident, with no links to terrorism, a law enforcement source told Reuters.

Ramos used a photo of Eric Hartley, the columnist he sued in his defamation lawsuit, as his profile picture on Twitter, reports the Baltimore Sun. "They were general threats toward the newspaper", Krampf said.

The victims have all been identified as Capital Gazette employees: editorial page editor Gerald Fischman, assistant editor Rob Hiaasen, editor/reporter John McNamara, sales assistant Rebecca Smith and community correspondent Wendi Winters.

Speaking at a news conference, Hogan said, "We don't have all the information yet, and we can't give all the information yet, but we have had several fatalities".

Police found the shooter hiding under a table inside the Capital Gazette newspaper office, which is located inside a building that houses a range of other tenants, including at least one medical practice.

Senior law enforcement officials confirmed with CBS News that the suspect is a white man in his 20s and didn't have identification on him.

"There is nothing more terrifying than hearing multiple people get shot while you're under your desk and then hear the gunman reload", he said. Officials said President Donald Trump had been briefed on it. He said in an interview that while he writes about shootings and death "all the time", it's impossible to know how traumatizing it is to go through such a tragedy "until you're there".

Mayor Gavin Buckley of Annapolis sent "love and thoughts to all the families who've been affected by this" and commended the first responders.

Security was stepped up at prominent media outlets in New York City and other cities following the shooting.

People could be seen leaving the newspaper building with their hands up as police cars and other emergency vehicles converged on the scene.

  • Jon Douglas