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Moment of silence for Capital Gazette shooting victims

Posted at 8:29 AM, Jul 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-05 08:29:46-04

Thursday marks one week since five people were gunned down at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, so newsrooms around the world plan to honor those killed.

It was at 2:33 p.m. last Thursday afternoon when a gunman entered the offices of the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, fired a shotgun, and killed five staff members. At the same time one week later, the American Society of News Editors is asking newsrooms, just like ours, to join in a moment of silence.

Memorials continue to grow as people pay their respects to the lives of sales assistant Rebecca Smith, reporter Wendi Winters, editor John McNamara, editor Gerald Fischman, and writer Rob Hiassen.

At a July 4th parade in Annapolis, the community came together to show their strength and support for each other, and the survivors of the attack. Family members of the five who were killed walked in the parade for their loved ones along with Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley.

“This is a start of the healing you know. This is a moment where these brave guys here need to learn how much this town cares about them. The first responders need to know that we love them and we appreciate everything they do,” explained Buckley. 

Some of the t-shirts made for the July 4th parade state what many in newsrooms will be thinking as they honor the lives lost, and that's 'Press on'.