Like Our Facebook Fan Page

OMG! Gunman Attack Maryland Newsroom, Many Feared Dead (Photos)

Five people have been killed and several others were injured after a gunman opened fire at a US newsroom in a “targeted” attack on journalists.

Horrified witnesses described how the gunman shot through a glass door before he opened fire in the Capital Gazette offices in Annapolis, Maryland.

It was a targeted attack on the newspaper, which had recently received violent threats on social media, police said as it emerged a suspected explosive device was found at the scene.

The attacker threw smoke grenades and fired a shotgun at his victims, according to Anne Arundel County acting police chief William Krampf.

The suspect has been detained after officers found him hiding under a desk in the building, police said. Officers said he had damaged his fingertips to prevent immediate identification.

He has been named as Jarrod Warren Ramos, 38, of Laurel, Maryland, who sued the newspaper in 2012 alleging defamation, according to US reports.

Post a Comment