Defiant Capital Gazette Journalist: ‘We Are Putting Out A Damn Paper Tomorrow’

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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.

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.

“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.

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.”

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