The Capital Gazette shooting was a mass shooting on June 28, 2018, in Annapolis, Maryland, US, at the offices of the Capital Gazette Communications. The company publishes The Capital and the Maryland Gazette, among other newspapers, and is located at 888 Bestgate Road in western Annapolis.
The Anne Arundel County Police Department reported that the shooting began around 2:34 p.m., and involved multiple fatalities, and multiple other victims being shot. At least five people have been killed and several others were injured and sent to the Anne Arundel Medical Center for treatment. A white male in his 20s was also captured by police and is in custody as a suspect, but refused to identify himself. The suspect was also carrying a backpack with fake grenades, smoke bombs, and flashbang devices.
County police evacuated 170 people from the building to a re-unification center set up at the nearby Westfield Annapolis shopping center.
Phil Davis, a Capital crime reporter at the site of the shooting, tweeted that the gunman "shot through the glass door to the office and opened fire on multiple employees." Davis also described the newspaper's offices as a "warzone" after the shooting and described hearing the gunman reload. He said there was a lone male gunman. Wikipedia