— ABC News (@ABC) June 28, 2018
Other reports put the number of dead at four. The shooter was only identified as male.
In response the NYPD has sent police to protect major newsrooms across the city.
No motive is known at the moment.
Many on social media are pointing out that just two days ago the former Breitbart editor and alt-right provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos reportedly said, “I can’t wait for the vigilante squads to start gunning journalists down."
Others are noting that President Donald Trump repeatedly has called the mainstream media "the enemy of the people."
There aren’t usually NYPD officers lined up at the entrance to the NYT building. One of them said it was a “precaution” after the newsroom shooting in Annapolis. pic.twitter.com/Y7cWULCe2i— Liam Stack (@liamstack) June 28, 2018
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