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[Published: Friday June 29 2018]

  

Newspaper staff publish after gunman kills five
 
MARYLAND, United States 29 Jun (ANA) - Staff at a Maryland newspaper have published a Friday edition, after a gunman killed five people and injured more at the local paper's office.
 
Chase Cook, a reporter at the Capital Gazette, had tweeted: "We are putting out a damn paper tomorrow."
 
His post came just hours after the attacker, armed with a shotgun and smoke grenades, shot through a glass door into the newsroom.
 
Police called the shooting a "targeted attack".
 
The paper has tweeted the front page of their Friday paper, as well as obituaries for their colleagues.
 
US media have named a suspect held by police as Jarrod Ramos, who is reported to have unsuccessfully sued the newspaper group in 2012 for defamation. The Anne Arundel Police Department have not, however, yet named the suspect.
 
A Capital Gazette reporter tweeted that Mr Ramos had been charged with "five counts of first-degree murder", and would have a bail review on Saturday.
 
First reports of the shooting came at 14.40 local time (19.40 BST).
 
Journalists inside the building posted on social media as the gunman fired through the glass door of the office with a shotgun and shot at staff inside.(ANA)
FA/ANA/29 June 2018--------
 
 

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