Community reeling after mass shooting inside Capital Gazette newsroom

A community is reeling a day after an alleged gunman targeted the local Capital Gazette newspaper in Maryland and gunned down five unsuspecting employees. Keith Cyphers, who works in an office across the hall from the Capital Gazette, told "Good Morning America" he heard an "incredibly loud noise ... Police respond to a shooting at the offices of the Capital Gazette, a daily newspaper, in Annapolis, Md., June 28, 2018. "There will be a Capital Friday," tweeted Capital Gazette photojournalist Joshua McKerrow. The lawsuit was the beginning of an ongoing campaign of hatred directed toward the Capital Gazette, Marquardt said.

Capital Gazette Leaves Its Editorial Section Blank Day After Shooting

"This page is intentionally left blank today to commemorate victims of Thursday's shootings at our office." It then listed the names of the five victims : Robert Hiaasen, John McNamara, Gerald Fischman, Wendi Winters and Rebecca Smith. Instead of its regular slate of commentary, The Capital Gazette left its opinion section blank on Friday in a powerful homage to the five staffers killed during a shooting in the newsroom one day before. AdvertisementThe Miami Herald listed what it views as different about this shooting compared to past ones. It noted that Hiaasen was the brother of Carl Hiaasen, Miami Herald columnist and best-selling author.

Capital Gazette Leaves Its Editorial Section Blank Day After Shooting

Capital Gazette publishes blank opinion page following shooting: 'Today we are speechless'

according to The Capital Gazette left its opinion page blank on Friday morning, the first edition of the newspaper after a gunman shot and killed five people inside its Annapolis, Md., offices. The page names the victims: Rob Hiaasen, 59, the paper's assistant managing editor; Gerald Fischman, editorial page editor; features editor Wendi Winters; editor and reporter John McNamara, and sales assistant Rebecca Smith. "Tomorrow this Capital page will return to its steady purpose of offering readers informed opinion about the world around them, that they might be better citizens," the editors wrote. Editors and journalists met in a covered parking garage at the Annapolis mall, the reunification area set up by police during the evacuation of the Capital Gazette building. Ramos reportedly held a grudge against the newspaper and filed an unsuccessful lawsuit against the Capital Gazette in 2012.

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