Capital Gazette Shooting

Fellow journalists remember victims of shooting at Annapolis memorial

Fellow journalists remember victims of shooting at Annapolis memorial

Two weeks after a lone gunman blasted into the offices of the Capital Gazette newspapers and fatally shot five, their colleagues gathered at the Loews Annapolis hotel Thursday, fought back tears and honored Rob Hiaasen, Wendi Winters, Gerald Fischman, John McNamara and Rebecca Smith.

They did it the way good journalists do: by telling stories of their coworkers’ lives and labors and how each endowed the other with meaning.

“The term ‘assault on a newsroom’ shocked a nation, but the names of the victims shocked us,” said Rick Hutzell, editor of the newspapers, before listing the names of the fallen men and women he called close friends: Hiaasen, 59, an editor and columnist;...

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