ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Five people are dead and two others are injured after a shooting at Annapolis newspaper The Capital Gazette.Firefighters Rescue Driver After Crash With Light Rail Train In Baltimore, Fire Union Says
Here’s what we know about the shooting:
- The shooting occurred around 2:40 p.m. in the 800 block of Bestgate Road in Annapolis, inside the building housing The Capital Gazette.
- Five people are dead, two others are injured.
- The suspect was identified as Jarrod W. Ramos, 38, of Laurel, Maryland.
- The victims have been identified as:
- Asst. Editor Rob Hiaasen
- Community correspondent Wendi Winters
- Editorial page editor Gerald Fischman
- Sales assistant Rebecca Smith
- Editor/reporter John McNamara
- Ramos was found by police hiding under a desk. He is in police custody.
- The shooter did not have his ID and refused to identify himself during police interrogations.
- The suspect also allegedly damaged his fingertips so he couldn’t be identified.
- Authorities later identified the suspect using facial recognition technology.
- The shooter used a long-gun shotgun to shoot multiple victims.
- The suspect was found with fake grenades, smoke canisters and flash bangs. He used the canisters as he entered the building.
- Police reportedly executed search warrant at address associated with suspect.
- Police believe this was a targeted attack.
- Ramos has had a longstanding feud with the newspaper, including filing a defamation suit against the paper in 2012.
- An eyewitness, a reporter at the Gazette, said the gunman shot through the newspaper building’s glass to gain access.
- Police say threats were sent to newspapers via social media.
- Police presence outside of media outlets across the country due to shooting.
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