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.

His resilient message was echoed by his colleague, Joshua McKerrow, who thanked Baltimore Sun employees as well.

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.”

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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