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Four years after mass shooting, Annapolis and Anne Arundel residents honor victims of attack on Capital newsroom

Scores of community and political leaders joined with the families of Capital shooting victims and journalists Tuesday morning to mark four years since the attack on the Annapolis news organization.

The group gathered at the Guardians of the First Amendment Memorial at Newman Park to remember the five Capital employees who were killed June 28, 2018 — John McNamara, 56, Gerald Fischman, 61, Wendi Winters, 65, Rob Hiaasen, 59, and Rebecca Smith, 34.

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Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley and Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman placed a wreath at the monument, which was followed by a moment of silence.

The event at the one-year-old monument was followed by a reception at City Hall, where a work by Annapolis artist Mark Peria titled “Tribute” was unveiled. Peria created the piece on wood featuring artistic representations of the five Capital staffers who died in the attack.


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