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A victim identifies today in Annapolis, Maryland, newspaper photographs: Gerald Fischman, Rob Hiaasen, John McNamara, Rebecca Smith, and Wendi Winters



Five people were killed on Thursday when a suspect opened fire in the newsroom of The Capital newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland. Authorities say the 38-year-old Jarrod Ramos armed with a shotgun, deliberately targeted the newspaper .

Hours after the massacre, the police confirmed the identity of the deceased collaborators: Gerald Fischman, Rob Hiaasen, John McNamara, Rebecca Smith and Wendi Winters

Winters was the editor of the special publications. McNamara was a writer. Fischman was an editor. Smith was a salesman. Hiassen was deputy editor and columnist.

In a late-night tweet, the newspaper published a picture of their front page for Friday:

The capital dedicated its Twitter feed on Thursday evening to remember the "wonderful lives" lost during the filming.

In a series of online posts, the newspaper contained a link to the obituary of each person you can read below:

Gerald Fischman, 61

Fischman, a 1979 graduate of the University of Maryland Journalism School, had worked in the newspaper for more than 25 years. He wrote editorials that the newspaper described as "devastating, insightful, and always exciting."

"He was the guard against slander, the arbiter of taste, and a peculiar and loveable character in a newsroom full of characters," wrote The Capital. Fischman was married to an opera singer from Mongolia, whom he had met online.

Rob Hiaasen, 59

Hiassen, has been Deputy Editor of The Capital since 2010 and had published a column on Sunday, had previously worked in The Baltimore Sun as a feature writer.

The Capital writes that Hiaasen celebrated his 33rd wedding anniversary last week. His wife's 58th birthday was also the day of the shooting. The couple had three children together.

John McNamara, 56

McNamara, who went to "Mac", had worked in The Capital for almost 24 years. His colleagues remember his "flexibility, precise writing and extensive knowledge of regional sports," the newspaper wrote.

He was an alumnus of the University of Maryland and authored two books on athletics about his alma mater. He found the love of his life when he visited the university. The newspaper said that they had met in a bar after McNamara had treated a football game. The couple had no children.

Rebecca Smith, 34

Smith, the youngest of the victims and new employee of The Capital, became from her boss as a "thoughtful", "friendly and considerate" person who made sure that the sales office ran smoothly, writes the newspaper.

She lived with her fiancé in eastern Baltimore County and actively published pictures that document her social documents life.

Wendy Winters, 65

Winters, a mother of four, was remembered as a "productive freelancer" remain a reporter and well-known community resource. "After more than a decade writing articles as a freelancer, Winter's full-time employee joined in May 2013.

Her daughter Winters Geimer said her mother's life was" a gift to all who knew her and the world will not be the same without her.

Capital Gazette employees include three senior executives and seven editors, according to CapitalGazette, with eight employees covering topics such as food, entertainment and education [FollowingthefilmingofThursdayaGoFundMeaccountwascreatedcreatedbyafellowjournalistBloombergGovernmentReporterMadiAlexanderwhoraisedmorethan$54000ofthe$70000targetearlyFridaymorningtheinitialtargetof$30000Dollardwarfedinjustafewhours

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