RSF is devastated to learn that a shooting at the Capital Gazette, a local newspaper in Annapolis, MD, has resulted in five deaths. Robert Hiaasen, Gerald Fischman, John McNamara, Wendi Winters, and Rebecca Smith were killed in the June 28 shooting. The shooter, Jarrod Ramos, was charged with five counts of first-degree murder and is being held without bail.
What happened yesterday was a horrific tragedy and is unprecedented in the country of the First Amendment. We send our deepest condolences to the families, friends, and colleagues of those affected. This loss weighs heavy on all of us and on the greater journalism community. Link in bio.
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