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5 dead after shooting at Maryland newspaper

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Posted at 1:22 PM, Jun 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-28 22:34:19-04

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland. (KGTV) -- Multiple law enforcement sources have identified the suspect they say targeted a Maryland newspaper as Jarrod Ramos, according to WJLA. 

At a news conference late Thursday night, police identified the five victims in the deadly shooting as Wendi Winters, Rebecca Smith, Robert Hiaasen, Jerald Fishman and John McNamara.

Authorities said all the victims were employees of the Capital Gazette newspaper.

Police said the suspect used smoke grenades and a shotgun to carry out the attack at the Capital Gazette. 

The suspect was taken into custody and is currently being questioned. Police said the suspect did make general threats to the newspaper on social media. 

Officials say the suspect mutilated his fingers in a possible attempt to thwart identification, though police were still able to identify the man, the Associated Press reports. His identity hasn't been released to the public at this time. 

Lawmakers responded to the scene in 60 seconds and had just a week ago completed active shooter training. 

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Video posted on Twitter shows a massive police response to the shooting.

Meanwhile, Maryland's governor, Larry Hogan, issued a statement on social media.