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Five dead, several others ‘gravely injured’ after shooting at Annapolis newspaper

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June 28, 2018

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Five people are dead and others “gravely injured” after a shooting at a newspaper building in Annapolis, Maryland, according to authorities.

The shooter has been identified as 38-year-old Jarrod Ramos, 38, of Laurel, Maryland.

Ramos has been charged with five counts of first-degree murder.

Five Capital Gazette staffers – four journalists and one sales assistant – were shot and killed on Thursday afternoon at their newspaper building in Annapolis, Maryland.

Multiple people were shot on Thursday afternoon at The Capital Gazette newspaper building, owned by The Baltimore Sun, the Associated Press reported.

The shooter is now in custody. No motive is known at this time.

A reporter at the newspaper reported the shooting. Phil Davis, a reporter with the Gazette, confirmed multiple people had been shot.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives responded to the scene.

A Maryland sheriff told Fox News that “multiple fatalities” have resulted.

The Ann Arundel Police confirmed that officers were searching for an active shooter.

The Gazette building was evacuated, and people were relocated to the Lord & Taylor department store within the Westfield Annapolis mall.

Two sources told CBS News that four people died in the shooting.

President Trump was briefed aboard Air Force One as police continued the search.

Trump later tweeted about the shooting.

“Prior to departing Wisconsin, I was briefed on the shooting at Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland. My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families. Thank you to all of the First Responders who are currently on the scene,” he wrote.