ANNAPOLIS – Police said at least five people were killed Thursday in a shooting at the Capital Gazette Newspaper building.
The shooting occurred around 2:30 pm inside the paper’s newsroom.
As of late Thursday afternoon, a motive has not been determined.
The Mayor of Annapolis said just last week officials conducted active shooter training.
“We did not expect something like this to happen in our community,” Mayor Gavin Buckley. “We were ready and I don’t think we could have put any more resources if you look behind you of what’s been done here was a tremendous response.”
The Governor of Maryland praised first-responders and the very quick thinking of local law enforcement.
“Our emergency response team was as they did an incredible job,” said Governor Larry Hogan. “They’re still doing the job right now. But the fact that they responded within 60 seconds, I want to I want to give serious praise to Anne Arundel county and the city of Annapolis for their response.”