Newsroom shooting suspect identified in 'targeted attack'

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A shooting at the Capital Gazette in Anne Arundel County, Maryland left five journalists dead and two others injured in what authorities are calling a "targeted attack".

The suspect in the shooting at the Capital Gazette newsroom in Maryland on Thursday had a long-running feud with the newspaper and sued it for defamation in 2012, according to multiple reports.

Authorities said the gunman entered the Capital Gazette in Annapolis and "looked for his victims".

The shooter reportedly came and was looking for specific people to mow down.

He would not say whether a suspect was in custody, or give details about the extent of the victims' injuries. "Employees could hear gun being reloaded." a reporter for the newspaper, Phil Davis, tweeted, saying that multiple people were shot.

He tweeted Thursday that a gunman shot through the office's glass door.

He added that the man, in his 20s, used a shotgun during the attack.

In the shade of a vehicle park in Maryland's capital Annapolis, three journalists from the Capital Gazette typed grimly away - still without news of colleagues killed or injured when a gunman stormed the publication earlier Thursday (Jun 28). "Violence is never tolerated in any form, no matter whom it is against", White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters said following the shooting.

Carl Hiaasen, a prolific novelist and a longtime columnist for the Miami Herald, confirmed that his brother, also a columnist and an editor, was one of the Annapolis victims. Anne Arundel County Executive Steven Schuh told CNN he was found hiding under a desk in the building when police arrived.

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Video captured people leaving the building with their hands in the air as law enforcement swarmed the area.

At least five are being reported dead in the attack on the Capital Gazette offices in Annapolis, MD.

Reporter Chase Cook tweeted: "I can tell you this: We are putting out a damn paper tomorrow". "I think this person was going after editors", she said.

Davis and other Gazette employees were still hiding when the shooting stopped: "I don't know why".

Police are treating the shooting as a local incident, with no links to terrorism, a law enforcement source told Reuters.

"I don't know why". He said no gunfire was exchanged between the suspect and police.

"I was breathing really loud and was trying not to, but I couldn't be quiet", she said.

The woman told the newspaper that Ramos appeared to be having some problems, so she wrote back and tried to help, suggesting a counseling center. Dozens were killed there. "They don't make a lot of money It's just immoral that their lives should be in danger". An avid sports fan, he wrote extensively about the topic and was the author of two books about his alma mater, the University of Maryland, the Baltimore Sun said. Police could be seen outside The New York Times, ABC News and Fox News early in the evening.