Maryland Shooting: 5 Dead, Hundreds Gather to Pay Tribute

Capital Gazette has vowed to put out an edition, despite the horrific attack.

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Several People Reported Dead in Capital Gazette Newsroom

Several people were reported killed on 28 June at a shooting at the offices of the Capital Gazette, a daily newspaper published in Annapolis, the capital of the US state of Maryland.

The local ABC7 news reported "multiple fatalities" quoting police in the historic city located an hour east of Washington.

"ATF Baltimore is responding to a shooting incident at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis," the Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms, and Tobacco said on Twitter.

County Sheriff Ron Bateman told Fox News a suspect had been taken into custody.

8:19 AM , 30 Jun

Hundreds Gather to Pay Tribute to Killed Journalists

Hundreds of people gathered on Friday evening to remember the five people gunned down at a community newspaper office in Annapolis, Maryland, one of the deadliest attacks on journalists in U.S. history.

The vigil came hours after accused gunman Jarrod Ramos was denied bail during a brief hearing in Anne Arundel County criminal court. Ramos, 38, appeared by video link from jail and did not speak during the proceedings.

More than 300 mourners, many of them carrying candles, walked slowly through the streets of Annapolis, the state capital, near the capitol dome, which was lit up, its flags flown at half staff in honor of the shooting victims.

All five of those slain worked at the Capital Gazette newspaper. Ramos is accused of opening fire on Thursday over a longstanding grudge against the paper.

8:34 AM , 29 Jun

We Are Putting Out a Damn Paper Tomorrow: Capital Gazette

Hours after the attack, journalists at Capital Gazette said that they would publish an edition as scheduled.

Reporters and interns in the newsroom tweeted throughout the ordeal, describing the shooting as it unfolded.

Capital Gazette has vowed to put out an edition, despite the horrific attack.
Two Capital Gazette journalists working in the parking lot on the next morning’s edition. 
(Photo: Twitter/@JessicaRoy)
8:10 AM , 29 Jun

White House Condemns Shooting

The White House, in a statement, condemned the shooting at the newspaper office, terming it ‘senseless’. Press Secretary Sarah Sanders tweeted:

US First Lady Melania Trump also tweeted about the attack:

8:07 AM , 29 Jun

Police Release Names of Deceased

The Maryland police has reportedly released the names of the five persons who were killed in the shooting. According to local media reports, the deceased have been identified as Wendi Winters, John McNamara, Gerald Fischman, Rebecca Smith, and Rob Hiaasen.


Published: 29 Jun 2018, 1:47 AM IST
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