5 Dead, Multiple People Wounded At Maryland Newspaper; Suspect In Custody

5 Dead, Multiple People Wounded At Maryland Newspaper; Suspect In Custody


THIS IS CBS4 NEWS AT 7. TONIGHT AT 7, FIVE PEOPLE CONFIRMED DEAD AND SEVERAL MORE INJURED AFTER A SHOOTING AT A NEWSPAPER IN ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND. A SHOOTER IS IN CUSTODY TONIGHT AND QUESTIONED BY POLICE. THE MOTIVE IS UNCLEAR BECAUSE HE IS NOT COOPERATING WITH AUTHORITIES. THEY DON’T KNOW HIS NAME AND CANNOT TAKE HIS FINGERPRINTS BECAUSE HE MUTILATED HIS FINGERTIPS TO CONCEAL HIS IDENTITY. Reporter: POLICE IN ANNAPOLIS SURROUNDED THIS OFFICE BUILDING SURROUNDING THE CAPITAL GAZETTE NEWSPAPER THURSDAY AFTERNOON. PEOPLE RUSHED OUT WITH HER ARMS UP. WE HAD A TERRIBLE SHOOTING INCIDENT THIS AFTERNOON. Reporter: LAW ENFORCEMENT TELLS US THE SUSPECT OPENED FIRE WITH A SHOTGUN KILLING SEVERAL PEOPLE. THOSE INJURED HAVE BEEN TRANSPORTED FOR MEDICAL CARE. AN A CRIME REPORTER AT THE GAZETTE TWEETED AS THE SHOOTING WAS IN PROGRESS AND WROTE, “GUNMEN SHOT THROUGH THE FRONT GLASS DOORS AND AT EMPLOYEES”. THERE’S NOTHING MORE TERRIFYING THAN HEARING MULTIPLE PEOPLE SHOT AT WHILE YOU’RE UNDER THE DESK AND HEAR THE GUNMEN RELOAD. POLICE WERE ON THE SCENE WITHIN MINUTES AND TOOK THE GUNMEN INTO CUSTODY. OFFICERS WERE ON THE SCENE QUICKLY. THEY ENGAGED THE SUSPECT AND HE WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY. Reporter: ROADS AND HIGHWAYS ARE SHUT DOWN WHILE THE POLICE INVESTIGATE. ONE OF THE EMPLOYEES FROM THE NEWSPAPER TWEETED A SINGLE SHOOTER SALT MULTIPLE PEOPLE AT MY OFFICE. SOME OF THEM ARE DEAD. THE GUNMEN SHOT THROUGH THE GLASS DOOR OF THE OFFICE AND FIRED ON MULTIPLE EMPLOYEES. I DON’T WANT TO SAY MORE OR DECLARE ANYONE DEAD, IT IS BAD. THERE’S NOTHING MORE TERRIFYING THAN HEARING PEOPLE SHOT WHILE UNDER YOUR DESK AND HEAR THE GUNMEN RELOAD. THE NEWSPAPER’S EDITOR SENT OUT THESE TWEETS, DEVASTATED AND HEARTBROKEN, NUMB, PLEASE STOP ASKING FOR INFORMATION OR INTERVIEWS, I’M IN NO POSITION TO SPEAK. JUST KNOW REPORTERS AND EDITORS GIVE THEIR ALL ALL DAYS, NO BIG PAYDAYS, JUST PASSION FOR TELLING STORIES FOR THE COMMUNITY. WE FIND WAYS TO COVER HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS, BREAKING NEWS, SCHOOL BUDGETS, AND LOCAL ENTERTAINMENT. WE ARE THERE IN TIMES OF TRAGEDY. WE SHARE THE STORIES OF PEOPLE THAT MAKE THE COMMUNITY BETTER. IS UNDERSTAND, WE DO THIS TO SERVE THE COMMUNITY. WE GO LIVE TO ANNAPOLIS IN A FEW MINUTES.

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