Scenes From the Capital Gazette Shooting in Maryland (in Photos) - Pacific Standard

Scenes From the Capital Gazette Shooting in Maryland (in Photos)

Maryland resident Jarrod Ramos opened fire in the Capital Gazette newspaper offices in Annapolis, shooting and killing five employees.
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Jarrod Ramos, a 38-year old resident of Laurel, Maryland, opened fire at the offices of the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland, shooting and killing five newspaper employees and injuring two more on Thursday, June 28th.

The first shots were reported at 2:40 p.m from within the Capital Gazette office building. After an immediate and massive police response, Anne Arundel County's acting chief of police William Krampf said that the attack was planned, and that the lone gunman used smoke grenades and a shotgun to break into the building.

Several employees, including the Gazette's crime reporter Phil Davis, tweeted live updates from the scene. Despite the overwhelming amount of shock, trauma, and confusion experienced by the newspaper staff, the Capital Gazette still managed to print a Friday edition the next morning. Here are some scenes from Thursday in Annapolis.

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Police respond to the shooting at the offices of the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland, on June 28th, 2018. A reporter for the daily, Phil Davis, tweeted that a "gunman shot through the glass door to the office and opened fire on multiple employees."

Police respond to the shooting at the offices of the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland, on June 28th, 2018. A reporter for the daily, Phil Davis, tweeted that a "gunman shot through the glass door to the office and opened fire on multiple employees."

Acting chief of police William Krampf speaks at a press conference about the Capital Gazette shooting on June 28th, 2018, in Annapolis, Maryland.

Acting chief of police William Krampf speaks at a press conference about the Capital Gazette shooting on June 28th, 2018, in Annapolis, Maryland.

Television reporter Heidi Zhou-Castro holds up Friday's edition of the Capital Gazette, which appeared on newsstands the day after five of its employees were shot and killed by a gunman, on June 29th, 2018, in Annapolis, Maryland.

Television reporter Heidi Zhou-Castro holds up Friday's edition of the Capital Gazette, which appeared on newsstands the day after five of its employees were shot and killed by a gunman, on June 29th, 2018, in Annapolis, Maryland. 

Capital Gazette reporter Chase Cook (R) and photographer Joshua McKerrow (L) work on the next day's newspaper while awaiting news from their colleagues in Annapolis, Maryland, on June 28th, 2018.

Capital Gazette reporter Chase Cook (R) and photographer Joshua McKerrow (L) work on the next day's newspaper while awaiting news from their colleagues in Annapolis, Maryland, on June 28th, 2018. 

Flowers, United States flags, and messages adorn a makeshift memorial for five people killed at the Capital Gazette newspaper on June 28th, in Annapolis, Maryland. Jarrod Ramos, who carried out a deadly assault on the newspaper office, had barricaded a back door in an effort to "kill as many people as he could kill," police said Friday.

Flowers, United States flags, and messages adorn a makeshift memorial for five people killed at the Capital Gazette newspaper on June 28th, in Annapolis, Maryland. Jarrod Ramos, who carried out a deadly assault on the newspaper office, had barricaded a back door in an effort to "kill as many people as he could kill," police said Friday.

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