ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - UPDATE: A U.S. official briefed on the investigation has identified the suspect in a shooting at a Maryland newspaper as a white male who is believed to have carried a shotgun.
Police say five people have been killed and several others were "gravely injured."
Anne Arundel County Acting Police Chief William Krampf confirmed the deaths Thursday at a news conference.
Gov. Larry Hogan has previously said that there were "several fatalities and several people in the hospital."
Lt Ryan Frashure of Anne Arundel County Police says the building is now secure.
ORIGINAL STORY: Multiple people have been shot at The Capital newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland.
The Baltimore Sun, which owns the Annapolis newspaper, says a reporter told them of the shooting Thursday afternoon.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives says it is responding to reports of the shooting.
Marc Limansky is a spokesman for the Anne Arundel County Police Department. He says officers are searching the building in Annapolis where the shooting was reported. He says the situation is "active and ongoing."
On TV reports, people could be seen leaving the building with their hands up, as police officers urged them to depart through a parking lot and officers converged on the building.
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