Capital Gazette Reporter After Deadly Shooting: ‘We Are Putting Out a Damn Paper Tomorrow’
Hours after a gunman went on a shooting rampage killing at least five people at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, MD Thursday, one of its reporters confirmed that wouldn’t stop them from doing their jobs.
“I can tell you this: We are putting our a damn paper tomorrow,” The Capital‘s Chase Cook tweeted.
I can tell you this: We are putting out a damn paper tomorrow.
— Chase Cook (@chaseacook) June 28, 2018
His resilient message was echoed by his colleague, Joshua McKerrow, who thanked Baltimore Sun employees as well.
Continuing to cover story with Capital journalists Chase Cook and Pat Ferguson. Thanks to our @baltimoresun colleagues who are here too. There will be a Capital Friday.
— Joshua McKerrow (@joshuamckerrow) June 28, 2018
The Capital wasted no time jumping into action after the deadly shooting rocked its newsroom, facing journalists with the task of reporting on the murders of their own co-workers.
Photographer Paul Gillespie said the day’s events left him “okay physically,” but “mentally I am a mess,” he tweeted. “Please pray for my coworkers who were not as lucky as I was. We lost some truly great people today.”
I am okay physically, so far, mentally I am a mess. I was inside. I am lucky to be alive. Please pray for my coworkers who were not as lucky as I was. We lost some truly great people today. I am in shock trying to process this horrible situation. Thanks for all the kind thoughts.
— Paul W Gillespie (@pwgphoto) June 28, 2018
Details are continuing to emerge about the suspect, a white male identified through facial recognition technology, according to NBC News. His home is being searched using a warrant, the outlet said.
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