US authorities name 5 victims in deadly Newspaper shooting

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Five victims have been identified in the deadly shooting that occured yesterday at a Maryland Newspaper outfit in the US. A gunman had attacked the Capital Gazette Newspaper on Thursday, killing five people.

Here’s how the victims of the shooting have been remembered by their friends and colleagues:

  • Veteran 59-year-old editor Rob Hiassen was a “generous mentor” who always helped reporters make their work “more human”.
  • Gerald Fischman, the 61-year-old page editor, had worked at the paper for over 25 years. He was the paper’s “conscience” with a “wicked pen”
  • Wendi Winters, 65, started as a freelancer before becoming an editor, spending 12 years “writing her way into the newsroom”.
  • John McNamara, a 55-year-old staff writer, was versatile, a jack of all trades, and a “fantastic person”.
  • Rebecca Smith, 34, a sales assistant and the youngest employee killed, was remembered as “thoughtful and considerate” and always ready to help.

The suspect has been arrested and is being prepared for bail hearing,

 

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