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Maryland shooting LIVE: Gunman kills 5 at Capital Gazette newspaper office, suspected explosive device recovered

“I’m a police reporter. I write about this stuff — not necessarily to this extent, but shootings and death — all the time,” Capital Gazette’s Phil Davis said, reported the paper. “But as much as I’m going to try to articulate how traumatizing it is to be hiding under your desk, you don’t know until you’re there and you feel helpless.”

Davis said he and others were still hiding under their desks when the shooter stopped firing. “I don’t know why. I don’t know why he stopped,” he said. Police arrived and surrounded the shooter, Davis said. He declined to elaborate.