A suspect was captured following reports of multiple fatalities after a gunman opened fire outside of the Capital Gazette newsroom, according to local authorities. Police also confirmed at least seven victims were wounded by the gunfire.
It is reported the gunman used a shotgun and police are now requesting the bomb squad to inspect a suspicious device located during the building sweep.
The original 911 call stated there was an was active shooter situation – and within moments — a young intern at the newspaper sent a chilling tweet.
"Active shooter 888 Bestgate please help us," Anthony Messenger wrote.
By the time the tweet was out, law enforcement was already sweeping the location.
Another writer at the newspaper, Phil Davis tweeted: "There is nothing more terrifying than hearing multiple people get shot while you're under your desk and then hear the gunman reload."
Police have confirmed there may be more then one suspect involved.
Patients are being transported via helicopter and police are requesting additional ambulances. According to dispatch communications, additional medical units are being requested and The Bureau of Firearms and Explosives ( ATF) is enroute.
President Donald J. Trump has been briefed on this shooting and he is expected to speak to reporters on Air Force One as they return to Joint Base Andrews.
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