Five employees of the Capital Gazette were shot a year ago. Here’s how they’re being remembered
On June 29, 2018, Mourners stand in silence during a vigil in response to a shooting at the Capital Gazette newsroom, in Annapolis, Md. (Photo: Patrick Semansky, AP)
ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Journalists will gather in a park in Annapolis, Maryland, for a memorial for the five Capital Gazette employees who were shot to death in their newsroom last year.
Trif Alatzas, publisher and editor-in-chief of The Baltimore Sun, and Capital Gazette Editor Rick Hutzell are scheduled to speak at the dedication of a memorial garden on Friday. David Dreier, chairman of the board of Tribune Publishing, also is speaking.
Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley and U.S. Sen. Chris Van Hollen are expected to speak as well.
Gerald Fischman, Rob Hiaasen, John McNamara, Wendi Winters and Rebecca Smith died in last year’s attack.
Today's special edition of The Capital tells the stories of strength and healing one year to the day after the horrific shooting in our newsroom. https://t.co/itTYfLNeCspic.twitter.com/JXP77oxkJB
Tribune Publishing, which owns the newspaper, is planning to hold a moment of silence at its properties at 2:33 p.m. That is the time the shooting happened last June 28.
In this June 29, 2018, file photo, Steve Schuh, county executive of Anne Arundel County, holds a copy of the Capital Gazette near the scene of a shooting at the newspaper's office in Annapolis, Md. (Photo: Patrick Semansky, AP)
In this June 28, 2018, file photo, the Capital Gazette reporters Pat Furgurson, center, and Chase Cook hug at a makeshift office in a parking garage of a mall in Annapolis, Md., during coverage of the fatal shootings that happened in their paper's newsroom earlier in the day. (Photo: Thalia Juarez, AP)
In this June 14, 2019, photo, Selene San Felice, a journalist with the Capital Gazette, shows a tattoo in Annapolis, Md., she recently had made on her arm with five flowers on an ink pen in memory of five colleagues who were killed in last year's attack at the newsroom. (Photo: Brian Witte, AP)
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