Paper attacked in shooting covers its own tragedy

Morning after mass shooting, Capital Gazette publishes Friday edition

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The hearing for 38-year-old Jarrod Ramos is set for July 24 in Annapolis, Maryland.

Capital Gazette survivor Anthony Messenger described the situation during the shooting leading up to his viral tweet.

There's food. Now, the Baltimore Sun, part of Tronc with the Capital Gazette, is helping by reporting on the tragedy for its neighbors.

According to news reports, Ramos had a longstanding grudge against the paper.

On Thursday afternoon, the gunman entered the building where the Capital Gazette is housed, armed with a shotgun and smoke grenades and opened fire, police said.

"The fellow was there to kill as many people as he could", Anne Arundel County police chief Timothy Altomare told a news conference, adding that the suspect was identified with facial-recognition technology.

The newspaper, which was reeling from the attack, defiantly tweeted on Thursday: "Yes, we're putting out a damn paper tomorrow". The victims were Rob Hiaasen, Gerald Fischman, Wendi Winters, John McNamara and Rebecca Smith. "Five shot dead at The Capital", it read, below pictures of the five people killed - four journalists and a sales assistant. Hiaasen was the brother of best-selling author Carl Hiaasen.

The owner of the Capital Gazette in Annapolis announced the creation of a fund for the families, victims and survivors of the mass shooting Thursday in the newspaper's office, as well as a memorial scholarship fund at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Despite a full front page, the paper's opinion section was purposefully and boldly left largely blank, with the few short graphs printed beginning with, "Today, we are speechless". "It was wonderful that they showed up".

Buckley on Monday told The Baltimore Sun the Trump rejected the request. "They don't make a lot of money". The Associated Press Media Editors promised to help its journalists as they recover.

In an apparent response to President Donald Trump's constant attacks on the media, the staffers wrote, "We won't forget being called an enemy of the people".

"I could be definitely, obviously, doing worse, but it's hard for me to think past the next 30 minutes right now in my life".

"He said something along the lines of he was anxious about me, that I hadn't responded to him in three or four days, what was wrong with me, why was I doing this to him?"

NBC said Ramos was charged with five counts of first-degree murder.

The defamation lawsuit involved a column about Lori, who said she was cyberstalked by Ramos, a former high school classmate.

As the courts pushed back against Ramos, the number of people he sued or assailed online grew to include the lawyers and judges he believed had wronged him. He says Ramos barricaded the exit door so employees couldn't escape, and that one of the five people who were killed was shot while trying to escape out that exit. Neither Hartley nor Marquardt are still employed by the paper.

"There is nothing more terrifying than hearing multiple people get shot while you're under your desk and then hear the gunman reload", tweeted Phil Davis, the paper's courts and crime reporter. "I knew he did it...."

As the investigation continued into Thursday night, Krampf said there were no further threats to the Capital Gazette or to the area.

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