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We have, unfortunately, recently played witness to far too many shootings that have involved far too many people. From Las Vegas to YouTube’s headquarters, we’ve seen a lot in a very short period of time.

However, earlier today, a Maryland newspaper’s newsroom played host to such an attack.

It seems news first broke via this tweet.

Active shooter 888 Bestgate please help us

— Anthony Messenger (@amesscapgaz) June 28, 2018

According to his Twitter profile, he’s an intern at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland.

Fox News is reporting multiple fatalities:

A suspect was apprehended following reports of shots fired and multiple fatalities in Annapolis, Maryland, Thursday afternoon outside the Capital Gazette newsroom, Anne Arundel Sheriff Ron Bateman told Fox News.

BREAKING: Fox News confirms, citing sheriff, that there are multiple fatalities following shooting at office building of @capgaznews

— Evan Rosenfeld (@Evan_Rosenfeld) June 28, 2018

A short time ago, WBALTV reported that law enforcement is asking people to shelter in place, however, and are going floor to floor to make sure the building is indeed safe. That basically means they’re not 100 percent sure they have the guy responsible. Of course, that’s also both the cautious and correct way to look at a situation like this.

Meanwhile, WBAL Radio is reporting at least six people shot.

At least six people were injured in a shooting at the Capital Gazette building in Annapolis. One suspect is in custody.

Annapolis, Anne Arundel County and state police, along with officers from neighboring jurisdictions are at the scene in the 800 block of Bestgate Road, near the Annapolis Mall.

Four of those wounded suffered critical injuries. Two state police helicopters have been called the scene, and a triage has been set up, SkyTeam 11 Capt. Roy Taylor reports.

They’re also reporting that some suspicious packages were found.

Parent newspaper, The Baltimore Sun ATF agents are on the scene, reports that. They also report that a police officer is on the scene in their newsroom. The paper says there aren’t any threats against the paper, but that the officer is there as a precaution.

Remember, folks, this is a fluid situation. While we’re being told six were shot, that number could go up or down as the day goes on, as is usual in these cases.

As we have with other recent mass shootings, we’ll update this story as more information becomes available.

3:47 EST Edit:  has been informed According to CNN, President Trump of the shooting. The president is in Wisconsin today to meet with supporters there and to attend a groundbreaking ceremony.

However, a spokesman for the police department said he can’t confirm if an arrest has actually been made or not.

Lt. Ryan Frashure, a spokesperson for the Anne Arundel County Police Department, told CNN affiliate WJLA that officers could not confirm whether any arrests have been made in the shooting.

“We’re doing the best we can,” he said. “We’re doing everything we can to get people out safe and we’re trying to minimize the casualties.”

Frashure said the shooting occurred at 888 Bestgate Road. Officers, he said, were evacuating the building to “make sure people are out safe.”

3:59 EST: Reporter Phil Davis shared the following on Twitter:

Gunman shot through the glass door to the office and opened fire on multiple employees. Can't say much more and don't want to declare anyone dead, but it's bad.

— Phil Davis (@PhilDavis_CG) June 28, 2018

Gunman shot through the glass door to the office and opened fire on multiple employees. Can't say much more and don't want to declare anyone dead, but it's bad.

— Phil Davis (@PhilDavis_CG) June 28, 2018

4:15 EST Update: Representative Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) has called on people to “unite to end the violence.”

My heart is with the families, friends, and loved ones of the victims as we learn more about this terrible situation. We must unite to end the violence. https://t.co/MINrFfTfUr

— Chris Van Hollen (@ChrisVanHollen) June 28, 2018

Unfortunately, I think we all know what he meant by that.

There is nothing more terrifying than hearing multiple people get shot while you're under your desk and then hear the gunman reload

— Phil Davis (@PhilDavis_CG) June 28, 2018

Frankly, I think all of us can imagine that would be terrifying. To be stuck there, no means to fight back, just waiting and hoping he doesn’t look where you’re hiding.

4:05 EST Update: Maryland Governor Larry Hogan released this tweet a short time ago.

Absolutely devastated to learn of this tragedy in Annapolis. I am in contact with County Executive Steve Schuh, and @MDSP is on the scene assisting @AACOPD. Please, heed all warnings and stay away from the area. Praying for those at the scene and for our community. https://t.co/bI6PdUjHfh

— Governor Larry Hogan (@GovLarryHogan) June 28, 2018

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