Capital Gazette shooting: Five killed in 'targeted' attack on Maryland newsroom


Capital Gazette shooting: Five killed in 'targeted' attack on Maryland newsroom

This person was prepared to come in.

Ramos, 38, has a well-documented history of harassing the paper's journalists that began years ago after the Gazette reported about his criminal conviction in a harassment case.

Police recovered the suspect's vehicle and searched his apartment, where they discovered evidence showing of his planning, but no other details were given about what was found. "And we should be making plans to hold them accountable", she said. He filed a defamation suit against the paper in 2012 that was thrown out as groundless, and he often railed against its staff members in profanity-laced tweets.

"It's a bad day and probably the saddest day in Annapolis since I can remember", said Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley.

Investigators were reviewing his social media postings and searching his apartment in Laurel, Md., for clues to the violence.

Krampf described the shooting a "targeted attack", and said the gunman "looked for his victims as he walked through the lower level" of the office building where the newsroom is located. We will update this as more information becomes available.

They are: Wendi Winters, John McNamara, Gerald Fischman, Rebecca Smith, and Rob Hiaasen.

Chief Altomare also released the names of two other Capital Gazette employees who were injured in the shooting, Rachael Pacella and Janet Coley, both of whom suffered non-life threatening injuries and have been released from the hospital.

"Gunman shot through the glass door to the office and opened fire on multiple employees, ' Davis said on Twitter".

The Baltimore Sun reported that police gathered outside Mr Ramos' house on Thursday after the attack.

"I don't know that there was ever any thought to not putting something together", said Hough, who wasn't at the office when the shooting broke out.

Reporter Selene San Felice told CNN she was at her desk but ran after hearing shots, only to find a back door locked. "I was breathing really loud and was trying not to, but I couldn't be quiet", she added.

"I've been thinking the same thing about us - how long is it going to be?" "They were general threats towards The Capital and The Capital's media outlet".

Police say a man firing a shotgun killed four journalists and a staffer at Maryland's capital newspaper before officers quickly arrived and took him into custody.

Michael George said: "Right now: "4 NYPD officers stationed outside New York Times headquarters as a precaution after newsroom shooting in Maryland".

Officials said President Donald Trump had been briefed on it. "Violence is never tolerated in any form, no matter whom it is against". "Thank you to all of the First Responders who are now on the scene".

The tweet added: 'Building evacuated. A violent attack on innocent journalists doing their job is an attack on every American. Karen & I are praying for the victims and their families.

Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley said the community is grieving.

The city of Annapolis is planning a vigil for the victims of a mass shooting at the Capital Gazette newspaper.

High school sports editor Bob Hough told The Associated Press he and a colleague were working on the sports section from his home Thursday evening. An APME statement called on newspapers nationwide to help the paper continue its community coverage and fight for freedom of the press.

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