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Annapolis, Maryland, shooting at Capital Gazette offices: what we know

A shooter killed five people and injured others in Annapolis, Maryland, on Thursday.
By German Lopez

A shooting at the offices of the Capital Gazette, a newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland, killed five people and injured others on Thursday, officials confirmed.

An individual is in custody. But police cautioned that the investigation is still very early.

Details of the shooting are still preliminary and subject to change. Here’s what we know — and don’t.
What we know

The shooting began around 2:35 pm at the Capital Gazette offices, Fox 5 reported.
Five people were killed, according to the acting chief of police. Multiple people were also injured, Anne Arundel County Executive Steve Schuh said at a press conference.
An individual is in custody, Schuh said.
The individual is reportedly not cooperating with investigators, according to CBS News reporter David Begnaud.
Phil Davis, a Gazette reporter, tweeted, “A single shooter shot multiple people at my office, some of whom are dead.” He added, “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.”

Javier Zarracina/Vox

Anne Arundel County Police confirmed the shooting at 888 Bestgate Road, where the Capital Gazette and other businesses reside, according to the Baltimore Sun. The building was subsequently evacuated.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives tweeted that its local branch “is responding to a shooting incident at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Md.”
The Capital Gazette is owned by the Baltimore Sun.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan responded to the shooting on Twitter: “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.”
President Donald Trump also responded on Twitter: “Prior to departing Wisconsin, I was briefed on the shooting at Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland. My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families. Thank you to all of the First Responders who are currently on the scene.”

What we don’t know

The final casualty count
The identity of the victim(s)
The identity or motives of the shooter(s)
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