A law enforcement official tells CNN the shooting happened in the newsroom. One person is in custody.
Jimmy DeButts, an editor at the Capital Gazette, just tweeted that he was “devastated & heartbroken,” and explained why it is he and his colleagues do the jobs they do.
“Devastated & heartbroken. Numb. Please stop asking for information/interviews. I’m in no position to speak, just know @capgaznews reporters & editors give all they have every day. There are no 40 hour weeks, no big paydays – just a passion for telling stories from our community,” he said.
“We keep doing more with less. We find ways to cover high school sports, breaking news, tax hikes, school budgets & local entertainment,” he wrote. “We are there in times of tragedy. We do our best to share the stories of people, those who make our community better. Please understand, we do all this to serve our community.”
“We try to expose corruption. We fight to get access to public records & bring to light the inner workings of government despite major hurdles put in our way.”
He added, “The reporters & editors put their all into finding the truth. That is our mission. Will always be.”