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UPDATE: At Least 5 Killed, Others ‘Gravely Wounded’ In Maryland Shooting, Officials Say

A suspect is in custody and is being interrogated by law enforcement. A U.S. official said the man was identified with the technology after he had damaged his fingerprints in what investigators believe was an attempt to prevent them from quickly identifying him.

Five people are dead and at least three others were “gravely” wounded in a shooting at the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Md., officials announced at a news conference Thursday afternoon.

Acting Anne Arundel County Police Chief William Krampf confirmed an adult male suspect is in custody and being interrogated by law enforcement.

Krampf described the weapon used by the gunman as a “long gun” and said officials recovered “what we thought may have been an explosive device that has been taken care of.”

It is unclear whether it was an explosive device.

Authorities apprehended the shooter without any exchange of gunfire, Krampf said.

County Executive Steven Schuh told CNN four of the victims’ bodies were found on the floor of the newsroom and a fifth person — a woman with severe wounds to her upper body — died after being evacuated to the University of Maryland’s Shock Trauma Center.

Two or three other wounded people “with less severe injuries” are being treated at Anne Arundel Medical Center, Schuh said.

It is unclear whether the shooting was limited to the newsroom or the gunman attacked people on other floors.

Capital Gazette reporter Phil Davis shared details on Twitter, writing: “Gunman shot through the glass door to the office and opened fire on multiple employees.”

Anthony Messenger, an intern for the newspaper, first tweeted about the shooting at 2:43 p.m. ET, writing, “Active shooter 888 Bestgate please help us.”

Frashure said during the news conference that law enforcement from Annapolis, nearby Howard County, the Maryland State Police and federal agencies were participating in the response.

He said authorities were focused on clearing the building and reuniting the people inside with their families. Families should go to the Lord & Taylor outlet at the nearby Annapolis Mall, he said.

Gov. Larry Hogan tweeted he was “absolutely devastated to learn of this tragedy,” adding that he is in contact with authorities on the scene.

President Trump also tweeted about the incident, saying he had been “briefed on the shooting at Capital Gazette,” and he offered “thoughts and prayers.”

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