5 killed in ‘targeted’ newspaper attack
MARYLAND – A gunman has opened fire at a local newspaper office, killing five people and injuring others in what police said was a “targeted attack.”
Staff at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis said the attacker, armed with a shotgun and smoke grenades, shot through a glass door into the newsroom.
United States media have named a suspect held by police as Jarrod Ramos, who is reported to have unsuccessfully sued the newspaper group in 2012 for defamation. Police have not confirmed a motive. They said a white male suspect in his late 30s was taken into custody at the scene of the shooting and was being questioned. (
Armed officers escorted more than 170 people from the building in Annapolis.