5 dead in Annapolis newspaper shooting; suspect said to have damaged fingertips to avoid ID

5 dead in Annapolis newspaper shooting; suspect said to have damaged fingertips to avoid ID
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[Ed. – Appalling.  This sounds like it’s going to be weird. They’ll probably be able to narrow the guy down soon enough, however. White male in his 20s, reportedly, with no form of ID on him.]

Five people were killed Thursday in a shooting at a local newspaper building in Maryland, and several others were wounded, officials in Annapolis said. One suspect is in custody.

The shooting at the Capital Gazette newspaper prompted a massive police response, with employees evacuated from the building with hands raised above their heads. The Gazette is a local newspaper owned by The Baltimore Sun. …

Two law enforcement sources tell CBS News the suspect used a shotgun, and a police spokesman described the weapon as a long gun. One law enforcement source says the suspect is a white male in his 20s and didn’t have identification on him. The suspect is refusing to identify himself. The suspect damaged his fingertips in an effort to avoid identification, a law enforcement source tells CBS News.

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A senior federal law enforcement source says the suspect was also carrying fake grenades. Smoke bombs and flash bang devices were found in his backpack, a source said.

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