Mass Shootings

President Trump Comments About Shooting of Journalists

6/29/18
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6/28/18:

"There is no amount of clarity that will ever explain or nullify the pain that comes with losing so many lives for so little reason," Gov. Hogan (R) said in a statement Friday morning.

It was "a horrific shooting," President Trump said shortly after noon on Friday. "Journalists, like all Americans, should be free from the fear of being violently attacked while doing their job," Trump said. He added, "My government will not rest until we have done everything in our power to reduce violent crime and to protect innocent life."

Details Emerge About Deadly Shootings In Capital Gazette Newsroom

The man charged with murdering five people in the Capital Gazette newsroom in Annapolis, Md., on Thursday had previously been investigated over threatening comments toward staff members, Anne Arundel County Police Department Chief Tim Altomare said Friday.

In 2013, a detective had looked into the threatening remarks made by Jarrod Ramos, who was angry over coverage of him in The Capital newspaper, and spoke to representatives of Capital Gazette. No charges were filed — a decision that Altomare said was made out of "a fear that doing so would exacerbate an already flammable situation."

Altomare also said the suspect had tried to hide as officers cornered him roughly two minutes after the first 911 call came in.

The suspect charged into the Capital Gazette offices and used a pump-action shotgun that Altomare said was "legally purchased a year or so ago" to kill five staff members and injure two others on Thursday. In Maryland, shotgun sales are not regulated by state law

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