Mass Shooter Captured by Police after Killing Five

We don’t know the motives of the mass shooter yet. Since the police to him alive hopefully we will find out something soon.

Leaving five dead and one gravely injured, the mass shooter attacked at a newspaper’s offices.

We don’t know the motives of the mass shooter yet. Since the police took him alive hopefully we will find out something soon.

My condolences to the bereft family and friends of the five victims. I hope the wounded victim survives his injuries and fully recovers.

Because the left constantly treats all mass shootings as self-evident arguments for gun control, I will remind readers that mass shooters often use guns that aren’t legal for them to own. Laws don’t stop gunmen who want to commit a crime. But other gunmen do. The answer to gun crime in a free society is more widespread gun possession.

The Capital Gazette reports, “Five dead, others ‘gravely injured’ in shooting at Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis.

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At least five people were killed and several others were “gravely injured” in a shooting Thursday afternoon at the Capital Gazette in Anne Arundel County, authorities said.

A shooter is in custody, police said. Police would not name the suspect or say what type of weapon was used.

Anne Arundel County Police initially confirmed about 3:15 p.m. that they were responding to an “active shooter” at 888 Bestgate Road, where the newspaper’s offices are located. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives also responded to the scene.

The Capital Gazette is owned by The Baltimore Sun.

Police said a “long gun” was used in the incident. They said officers did not exchange gunfire with the suspect, who was now being interrogated. They said officers had recovered what appeared to be an “explosive device,” and had “tactically secured” the building. About 170 people were inside at the time of the shooting, police said.

Phil Davis, a Capital Gazette crime reporter who was in the building at the time of the shooting, said multiple people were shot, as others — himself included — hid under their desks. He said there was a lone male gunman.

“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,” Davis wrote on Twitter as he waited to be interviewed by police.

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

In a subsequent interview, Davis said it “was like a war zone” inside the newspaper’s offices — a situation that would be “hard to describe for a while.”

“I’m a police reporter. I write about this stuff — not necessarily to this extent, but shootings and death — all the time,” he said. “But as much as I’m going to try to articulate how traumatizing it is to be hiding under your desk, you don’t know until you’re there and you feel helpless.”

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