Shooting on Thursday afternoon in Annapolis, MD, injured more people, police said Anne Arundel.
Phil Davis, a reporter at The Capital-Gazette, said on Twitter that “the shooter was shooting through the glass door into the office and firing a few employees.”
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“There’s nothing more terrifying than hearing a few people who are shot when you’re under the table and then you hear the shooters reload,” he wrote.
Anthony Messenger, a newspaper intern at home, wrote on Twitter at 14:43: “Active 888 Bestgate shooter please help.”
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Police Anne Arundel confirmed that the building was evacuated and officers were looking for it.
The aerial video showed a strong police presence, as did a number of people with their hands in the air who left the area.
— Joshua McKerrow (@joshuamckerrow) June 28, 2018
Larry Hogan, Governor of Maryland, said in a tweet that he is “utterly destroyed to learn about this tragedy.”
A list of 55 editors and employees from the business community is listed in the Capital Journal’s Internet Directory.
Capital Gazette Communications publishes daily newspapers as well as websites and other documents serving other local areas. It is owned by the Baltimore Sun Media Group.
Renee Mutchnik, a spokeswoman for the Sun, said that “we believe there have been some injuries,” but she did not know how much.
The company, one of the oldest publishers in the country, was founded in 1727 according to its website.