UPDATE: Maryland Shooting Victims Are 'in God's Embrace'

Police officers talk to a man as they respond to an active shooter inside a city building in Annapolis, Maryland
Police officers talk to a man as they respond to an active shooter inside a city building in Annapolis, Maryland (REUTERS/Greg Savoy)

A gunman opened fire in a Maryland newsroom, killing at least five while several others are "gravely injured."

"Those fatalities are so sad and I don't know what to say except our thoughts and prayers are with them and their families and we take comfort knowing they're in God's embrace," Steve Schuh, Anne Arundel county executive, says.

The gunman, who is now in custody, opened fire in Annapolis' Capital-Gazette. Police were reportedly on the scene in 60 seconds.

CBS News correspondent David Begnaud says the shooter is not cooperating, and refuses to give his name.

The motive of the shooting is currently unknown, though the New York Police Department has launched counterterrorism measures around their city's newsrooms.

CNBC White House Correspondent Christina Wilkie says the suspect in custody is white, and appears to be younger, in his 20s or 30s.

Capital-Gazette crime reporter Phil Davis started tweeting after he escaped.

Christian leaders also took to social media to respond to the incident.

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