Annapolis Honors Victims of Capital Gazette Mass Shooting

On June 28, 2018, a gunman opened fire in the newsroom of the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland, killing five people. Annapolis held a remembrance ceremony on the tragedy’s fifth anniversary to honor the victims.

Remembrance Ceremony Details

The remembrance ceremony was held in Annapolis on June 28, 2023, and was attended by family members, friends, and colleagues of the victims, as well as local officials and community members. The event included a moment of silence, speeches, and laying wreaths in honor of the victims.


The five victims of the Capital Gazette shooting were Gerald Fischman, Rob Hiaasen, John McNamara, Rebecca Smith, and Wendi Winters. The shooting was a devastating blow to the Annapolis community and to the world of journalism, and the remembrance ceremony was an opportunity to come together to honor the victims and to remember their contributions to their community and their profession.

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Remembering the Victims

The remembrance ceremony was just one of many ways the Annapolis community has come together to remember the victims of the Capital Gazette shooting over the past five years. The city has also established a memorial garden in their honor and has worked to support the victims’ families in their healing process.

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While the tragedy of the Capital Gazette shooting will never be forgotten, the remembrance ceremony was a powerful reminder of the resilience and strength of the Annapolis community in the face of tragedy.

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