BREAKING: At Least Five Confirmed Dead in Shooting at Maryland Newspaper Building

| JUN 28, 2018 | 7:55 PM

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UPDATE [6/28/18, 4:55 p.m. ET]:

At least five people were killed in the shooting at the Capitol Gazette office building in Annapolis, Maryland, according to acting Police Chief of Anne Arundel County Bill Krampf.

“There are five fatalities that is we know of,” he said, adding that several others are “gravely injured.”

President Donald Trump sent his condolences to the victims and thanked the first responders in a tweet Thursday afternoon.

UPDATE [6/28/18, 4:05 p.m. ET]:

Phil Davis, a Capital Gazette reporter on the scene during the shooting, said there are multiple injuries and fatalities, although details remain unclear.

“Can't say much more and don't want to declare anyone dead, but it's bad,” Davis wrote on Twitter while waiting to be interviewed by police.

The shooting took place in the newspaper's newsroom, according to reports.

Police are evacuating the building and are searching the area to contain the situation.

One patient was taken to the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, but no other information is available at this time.

Original story:

A shooter opened fire Thursday afternoon at an Annapolis, Maryland, newspaper building, wounding multiple people. 

Reports claim that the shooter is in custody after opening fire at 888 Bestgate Road, the address for the Capital Gazette.

President Donald Trump has reportedly been briefed on the situation. During the time of the shooting, he was in Wisconsin for a scheduled tour of the Foxconn factory. 

This is a breaking story and will be updated as information becomes available.