Capital Gazette honors fallen employees with heartfelt tribute

After a gunman killed five in the Maryland paper’s newsroom, colleagues immediately began telling their story on social media and in print.

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The Capital Gazette’s response to the unthinkable loss of five of its journalists to gun violence was to do their jobs—and do them well.

The incident began when the suspect, later identified as Jarrod Ramos, entered the office building that housed the newspaper and other businesses.

CBS reported:

William Krampf, acting chief of police for Anne Arundel County, said it was a planned attack and that Ramos used smoke grenades when he entered the building. Two law enforcement sources tell CBS News that Ramos used a shotgun.

The attack on journalists has sparked an outcry from the news-gathering community, reigniting the simmering national debate on gun control.

However, the newspaper managed to tell its story first, and honor its fallen colleagues.

In the heat of the moment, many on Twitter jumped into the conversation with few facts.

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