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At least 5 dead in Maryland newspaper building shooting

At least five people were killed Thursday at the Capital Gazette newsroom in Annapolis, Maryland, law enforcement officials said.

The Capital Gazette is a local daily newspaper in the city, owned by The Baltimore Sun. The suspect has been described by police as a white male in his late 30s; he is in custody and being interviewed by investigators. Police said the gunman used a shotgun in the attack.

Anne Arundel County Police spokesman Ryan Frashure said that officers arrived at the newspaper's building within about a minute of when they were alerted to the incident, and did not exchange gunfire with the suspect before taking him into custody.

The gunman "shot through the glass door to the office and opened fire on multiple employees," Capital Gazette reporter Phil Davis tweeted, adding that he believed multiple people had been killed. In an interview with The Baltimore Sun, Davis said the scene was "like a war zone." The Week Staff

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