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Maryland Moms Demand Action, Everytown Respond to Mass Shooting at the Capital Gazette Building

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. – The Maryland chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, released the following statement in response to reports that at least five people were shot and killed and several others were injured today at the Capital Gazette building. Reports indicate the suspected shooter is in custody.

Research by Everytown for Gun Safety shows that this is at least the 186th mass shooting since January 2009. Everytown defines mass shootings as those in which four or more people are shot and killed, excluding the shooter.

STATEMENT FROM DANIELLE VEITH, VOLUNTEER LEADER WITH THE MARYLAND CHAPTER OF MOMS DEMAND ACTION FOR GUN SENSE IN AMERICA:

“Once again we are left badly shaken by another tragic act of gun violence in our state. We extend condolences to the victims’ loved ones, the Annapolis community and all members of the Maryland media. Like all Marylanders, journalists should be safe in their workplaces — rather than live-tweeting a tragedy. We must do more to protect all Marylanders from gun violence.”