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Opinion page of Capital left 'speechless,' remembers 5 journalists killed in Annapolis

Posted at 7:26 AM, Jun 29, 2018

One day after a gunman opened fire on a newspaper newsroom in Annapolis, MD, killing five journalists and injuring several others, the opinion page of the newspaper was left "speechless."

The front page of the Friday edition of The Capital Gazette reads "5 shot dead at The Capital" and if you turn to page A9 you will come to a mostly blank Opinion page. 

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The majority of the page is white with a small quote in the middle of the paper that reads:

"Today, we are speechless. This page is intentionally left blank today to commemorate victims of Thursday's shootings in our office:

Gerald Fischman
Rob Hiaasen
John McNamara
Rebecca Smith
Wendi Winters

Tomorrow this page will return to its steady
purpose of offering our readers informed
opinion about the world around them, that
they might be better citizens."

Jarrod W. Ramos, the man suspected of fatally shooting five people at the Annapolis newspaper, has been charged with five counts of first-degree murder