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County Sheriff Ron Bateman says a suspect is in custody following incident Capital Gazette in Maryland.

As reports of a shooting outside the capital Gazette newsroom in Annapolis, Maryland, unfolded Thursday afternoon, asked legislators for an “end [to] the violence.”

Anne Arundel Sheriff Ron Bateman, told Fox News a suspect was in custody after shots were fired, and several deaths have been reported.

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, a Republican, said he was “destroyed absolutely at the bottom” of the tragedy.

“Continue to pray for those who drove to the scene and for our community,” he said.

To learn absolutely devastated by this tragedy, in Annapolis. I am in contact with County Executive Steve Schuh, and @MDSP support @AACOPD is in the scene. Please, observe all warnings and stay away from the area. Pray for those who are on the scene and for our community. https://t.co/bI6PdUjHfh

— Governor Larry Hogan (@GovLarryHogan) June 28, 2018

“My heart is with the families, friends and relatives of the victims, as we learn more about this terrible situation,” sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., said on social media. “We must unite to end the violence.”

My heart is with the families, friends and relatives of the victims, as we learn more about this terrible situation. We must unite to end the violence. https://t.co/MINrFfTfUr

— Chris Van Hollen (@Chrisvan HOLLEN) June 28, 2018

Ben Cardin, Maryland’s other Democratic senator, expressed his gratitude for the first responders and said his “heart is with the Capital Gazette, and the people in Annapolis.”

Devastating. My heart is at Capital Gazette and the people in Annapolis now. As information, I remain so grateful as always for our rescue forces. If you’re in the area, please stay inside and stay safe. https://t.co/PyCAjfvd1R

— Senator Ben Cardin (@Senator Cardin) June 28, 2018

Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-Md., helpers thanked on social media.

Monitoring reports of a shooting at @CapGazNews in Annapolis. My thoughts and prayers are with the staff, first responders and others on the scene. Thank you @AACOPD for your prompt reply.

— Steny Hoyer (@WhipHoyer) June 28, 2018

Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi immediately called on Congress “to take measures to prevent the tragedy of gun violence.”

“Every day not to do it, is said to be a blot on our country,” Pelosi. They also expressed their prayers for the victims of the shooting.

Pray for all the injured & the families of those lost in today’s shooting in the capital-Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland. The Congress has a duty to take measures to prevent the tragedy of gun violence. Every day not to do it, is a blot on our country.

— Nancy Pelosi (@Nancy Pelosi) June 28, 2018

“Once again, a group of Americans are being confronted by armed violence. Congress must act,” said Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa. “Members of the press at home and abroad risking their lives to report the truth, we must respect the important role a free press plays in making the democracy work.”

Members of the press at home and abroad risking their lives to report the truth; we have to function respect the important role of a free press in the making of the democracy.

Senator Bob Casey (@SenBobCasey) June 28, 2018

Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., said, he was “praying for the safety of all in the [Capital Gazette] family.”

Pray for the safety of all in the @capital Gazette family. https://t.co/Xdf1Et5pFC

— Rep. Jamie Raskin (@RepRaskin) June 28, 2018

“I am deeply saddened by reports of a shooting [Capital Gazette],” Rep. John Sarbanes, D-Md, said on Twitter. “My thoughts are with the employees and their families in this difficult time are with the paper.”

I am deeply saddened by reports of a shooting at @capgaznews. My thoughts of the employees and their families in this difficult time are with the paper. I will continue to monitor the situation and work with local, state, and Federal law enforcement authorities, we assess these developments.

Rep. John Sarbanes (@RepSarbanes) June 28, 2018

Democratic Rep. Anthony Brown, also of Maryland, said that he would inform the monitoring of the situation and promised more details as he receives them.

I’m closely the situation in the case of @capgaznews in Annapolis monitor. @ATFHQ Baltimore responded to the shooting along with state and local law enforcement authorities.

They share more information as I receive updates https://t.co/zCqOf9Bxkx

— Anthony G. Brown (@RepAnthonyBrown) June 28, 2018

“My prayers are with the victims and their families as we continue to you more about this terrible act of violence,” Rep. Martha Roby, R-Ala., said.

My prayers are with the victims and their families as we continue to you more about this terrible act of violence. #Annapolis https://t.co/LTGMRkZvyN

— Rep. Martha Roby (@RepMarthaRoby) June 28, 2018

Kaitlyn Schallhorn is a Reporter for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter: @K_Schallhorn.

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