Deadly shooting at Maryland newspaper
Steve Schuh, Anne Arundel county executive, told reporters that several people were killed and others were injured as a result of a shooting today at the Capital Gazette building in Annapolis, Maryland.
"We have had a terrible shooting incident here this afternoon," he said.
He added: "Those fatalities are so sad and I don't know what to say except our thoughts and prayers are with them and their families and we take comfort knowing they're in God's embrace."
Phil Davis, a crime and courts reporter at the Capital Gazette newspaper, just tweeted that he is safe and out the newspaper building.
Earlier today, Davis tweeted details about a shooting and said "there is nothing more terrifying than hearing multiple people get shot while you're under your desk and then hear the gunman reload."
"Can't say much more and don't want to declare anyone dead, but it's bad," he said.
A law enforcement source says a shotgun was used in the Annapolis shooting.
Multiple people were shot inside the newsroom at the Capital Gazette newspaper office in Annapolis, Maryland. Two law enforcement sources tell CNN there are multiple wounded and multiple fatalities.
Lt. Ryan Frashure, spokesperson of Anne Arundel County Police Department, told reporters that law enforcement officers are still in evacuating the building, following a shooting inside a newspaper building.
He confirmed that there were injuries, but did not expect it to be a mass casualty situation. Frashure said additional information about victims and the suspect will be provided once the building is completely secure.
Maryland Sens. Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen tweeted about the shooting at the Capital Gazette building in Annapolis.
Cardin, a Democrat, urged people to stay away from the area, and thanked first responders.
Van Hollen, also a Democrat, urged for people to "unite to end the violence."
One patient was taken to the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, following the Annapolis shooting, according to Lisa Clough, the director of media relations for the hospital.
No information about patient, including his or her condition, is available at this time.
Clough says she does not know if they are expecting any additional patients.
Two law enforcement officials tell CNN that there are multiple injuries as well as fatalities.
A source tells CNN one person, believed to be the shooter, is in custody.