The building that houses the capital Gazette, a daily newspaper published in Annapolis east of Washington was overrun by the shooter, the incident left several dead at the newspaper’s office.
A reporter for Capital Gazette, Phil Davis, tweeted, “gunman shot through the glass door and opened fire at several employees.” Several people were killed according to him.
He also said, “There is nothing more terrifying than you see multiple people got shot hiding under your desk and you hear the shooter reloads.”
According to CBS News, up to four people have been killed so far in the incident, but ABC news confirms that there were five fatalities, and at least three injured. The suspect was a white male with a shotgun and no further identification and unknown motives behind the killing.
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— ABC News (@ABC) June 28, 2018
The white house said that President Donald Trump had been briefed about the incident, President also tweeted after the incident paying condolences to the victims and their loved ones.
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.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 28, 2018
But journalists were furious after this incident, Adam Lynn from newstribune said in a tweet, “We’re paid for shit. We work like dogs. People, including the president, disparage us at every opportunity. Now they’re shooting us down in our newsrooms. I’ll still be back tomorrow. Because of the people at the #CapitalGazette matter. My colleagues mater. Journalism matters.”
We're paid for shit. We work like dogs. People, including the president, disparage us at every opportunity. Now they're shooting us down in our newsrooms. I'll still be back tomorrow. Because the people at the #CapitalGazette matter. My colleagues mater. Journalism matters.
— Adam Lynn (@TNTAdam) June 28, 2018
Another journalist Marry Emily O Hara blamed President Donald Trump for calling journalists ‘enemy of the people’ she inferred that this incident happened after Trump labeled journalists with enemy ‘tag’. The journalist was indirectly pointing the finger at Mr. President.
I don't want to jump to conclusions yet about the motive for Annapolis. Mass shootings happen literally every day in America. But our president has called journalists "the enemy of the people." A troll suggested shooting us two days ago. People wear clothes that say THIS. pic.twitter.com/12MauzOst2
— Mary Emily O’Hara (@MaryEmilyOHara) June 28, 2018