Capital Gazette Shooting
Five people have been killed and two others injured after a gunman opened fire in the newsroom of a Maryland newspaper.
The attacker walked into the office of Capital Gazette with smoke grenades and a shotgun in what police called a “targeted attack”.
“This person was prepared to shoot people. His intent was to cause harm,” acting police chief of the Anne Arundel County Police Department William Krampf told a news conference.
Among the dead were four journalists and one staffer.
The suspect, identified by local media as Jarrod Ramos, was taken into custody. He had a long-running feud with The Capital newspaper and had sued journalists there for defamation.
Ramos filed a defamation lawsuit against Capital Gazette in 2012, after an earlier article had detailed a harassment charge to which he pleaded guilty in July 2011.
The attack has been described as one of deadliest recorded attacks on US media.