Breaking: Shooting at Annapolis Newspaper — Capital Gazette

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The shooter, according to reports, is refusing to identify himself.

NYPD sending police to news stations as a precaution. Maybe this is why….

The Capital Gazette is very much a small local paper with no editorial bent as far as I can tell.

Capital Gazette reporter

UPDATE: NBC now saying 5 fatalities.  AP now too.

LATE UPDATE — Shooter identified, despite having damaged his fingerprints to avoid being identified.  He’s a nutjob who had a grudge against the newspaper for years (he unsuccessfully sued them for defamation in 2012 after it printed a brief item about his arrest for cyberstalking and harassment)

Interesting coda — The Capital Gazette was on newsstands this morning.