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Capital Gazette Reporter Documents Harrowing Shooting on Twitter: I Heard the Gunman Reload

In a series of tweets Thursday, Capital Gazette reporter Phil Davis described the horror of the fatal mass shooting that played out within the newspaper’s Annapolis, MD building.

Authorities said multiple people were killed in the shooting at the newsroom, and a suspect was apprehended.

“Gunman shot through the glass door to the office and opened fire on multiple employees,” Davis wrote, adding, “it’s bad.”

“There is nothing more terrifying than hearing multiple people get shot while you’re under your desk and then hear the gunman reload,” he added in another tweet.


According to one of the newsroom intern’s, Anthony MessengerThe Baltimore Sun‘s John Macnamara was shot.

Another tweet reports that sports writer Bill Wagner wasn’t at the building during the shooting, but several of his co-workers were harmed.

Two other employees tweeted that they were safe; however, employee Rachael Pacella is said to have been hospitalized.


Maryland Governor Larry Hogan said he was “absolutely devastated to learn of this tragedy,” telling the public to “heed all warnings and stay away from the area.”

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