A defiant Capital Gazette reporter tweeted the sentiments he and his colleagues were feeling just hours after the horrific shooting that killed five and injured several more on Thursday.
“I can tell you this: We are putting out a damn paper tomorrow,” tweeted Capital Gazette reporter Chase Cook.
I can tell you this: We are putting out a damn paper tomorrow.
— Chase Cook (@chaseacook) June 28, 2018
While journalists at the Capital Gazette certainly grieved the loss of their co-workers, they also expressed their wishes to continue doing their jobs — report the news. (RELATED: Capital Gazette Shooting Is The Largest Mass Shooting Of Journalists In America)
Photojournalist Joshua McKerrow noted that colleagues from the Baltimore Sun, the newspaper that owns the Capital Gazette, were there to help ensure that Friday’s edition made it to the newsstands.
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
This is The Capital: grieving, covering the story, pressing forward in tough conditions. https://t.co/ip4wFxjxGw
— Erin Cox (@ErinatTheSun) June 28, 2018
“There are no 40 hour weeks, no big paydays — just a passion for telling stories from our community,” wrote Capital editor Jimmy DeButts, adding that he was “devastated & heartbroken” over the shooting.
Devastated & heartbroken. Numb. Please stop asking for information/interviews. I’m in no position to speak, just know @capgaznews reporters & editors give all they have every day. There are no 40 hour weeks, no big paydays – just a passion for telling stories from our communty.
— Jimmy DeButts (@jd3217) June 28, 2018
The shooter, identified as Jarrod Warren Ramos, killed five and injured several more at the Annapolis, Maryland newsroom. He is currently in custody.
President Trump expressed his “thoughts and prayers” for the “victims and their families.”
Prior to departing Wisconsin, I was briefed on the shooting at Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland. My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families. Thank you to all of the First Responders who are currently on the scene.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 28, 2018