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Capital Gazette shooting

Five dead in 'targeted attack' at Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, police say; Laurel man charged with murder

Journalists dove under their desks and pleaded for help on social media. One described the scene a “war zone.” Another said he jumped over a dead colleague and fled for his life.

Suspect swore 'oath' to kill Capital staff years ago, had restraining orders — but bought gun legally

The 38-year-old Laurel man accused of gunning down five employees of The Capital on Thursday swore a “legal oath” in court documents to kill a writer for the Annapolis newspaper. Yet he legally purchased the pump-action shotgun he allegedly used in the rampage, authorities said Friday.

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