During a press conference on Thursday evening, Annapolis Public Information Officer, Ryan Frashure, identified the five victims who have lost their lives in the Capital Gazette mass shooting.
Officials say that all of the victims were employees of the Capital Gazette:
Rebecca Smith- Sales Assistant
Smith was a Sales and Advertising Coordinator for the Capital Gazette.
Wendi Winters- Special Publications
Winters won various journalism and public relations awards for her work in the public relations field. She was the founder and organizer of the annual P.R. Bazaar, and wrote for an array of magazines, newspapers, and online sites aside from her work at the Capital Gazette. She covered news as the community reporter and was a columnist.
John McNamara- Editor/Reporter
McNamara worked for the Capital Gazette for 20 years. He was the editor of the Bowie Blade-News and the Crofton-West County Gazette.
Gerald Fischman- Editor/Writer
Fischman is a Pasadena resident. He wrote Capital Gazette's editorials and edited the editorial page and handled editing for The Sunday Capital.
Rob Hiaasen-Columnist/ Writer
Hiaasen started his career as a staff reporter for the Baltimore Sun before beginning his career as an assistant editor for the Capital Gazette in 2010.
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