Capital Gazette releases Friday's front page showing 5 slain colleagues

Posted at 10:14 PM, Jun 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-29 02:22:30-04

"Yes, we’re putting out a damn paper tomorrow."

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland. (KGTV) -- Heartbroken journalists in Maryland were hard at work Thursday, determined to put out a newspaper just hours after five of their colleagues were killed in front of them. Wendi Winters, Rebecca Smith, Robert Hiaasen, Jerald Fishman and John McNamara lost their lives in shooting that shocked the entire journalism community. 

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Around 9 p.m. local time, The Capital Gazette retweeted a message posted by staff reporter Chase Cook. Above it they wrote: "Yes, we're putting out a damn paper tomorrow." Shortly after, they released an image of Friday's front page. The photographs of all five slain staffers displayed above the headline "5 shot dead at The Capital."

The five employees were shot and killed Thursday when a gunman opened fire through the glass door of the newsroom, Phil Davis, a Capital Gazette police reporter, tweeted shortly after the shooting.

"There is nothing more terrifying than hearing multiple people get shot while you're under your desk and then hear the gunman reload," he wrote.

Several more staffers suffered injuries in the attack, which police have said was targeted.

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Late Thursday evening The Capital released a statement on Twitter, writing "Today, The Capital Gazette lost five members of our family. Stories on all five bright, wonderful lives will be included in the following tweets." Their stories are below. 

Bloomberg Government reporter Madi Alexander started a GoFundMe for the families of the victims.