Newspaper's Blank Page Speaks Volumes

Police say 'Capital Gazette' shooter tried to kill as many people as possible
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 29, 2018 2:25 PM CDT

(Newser) – One of the chilling details to emerge Friday about the mass shooting that killed five people in a Maryland newspaper office: Police say suspect Jarrod Ramos barricaded the exit doors of the Capital Gazette building in Annapolis to prevent escape, reports the Baltimore Sun. "The fellow was there to kill as many people as he could kill," said Anne Arundel County Chief Timothy Altomare, with prosecutor Wes Adams adding that Ramos planned the attack meticulously and used a "tactical approach in hunting down and shooting the innocent people," reports the AP. The 38-year-old Ramos appeared in court via video Friday and was charged with five counts of first-degree murder. He said nothing and appeared expressionless. More coverage:

  • Blank page: The newspaper somehow put out a newspaper Friday, including a striking editorial page that was largely blank. “Today, we are speechless,” the editors wrote. “This page is intentionally left blank to commemorate victims of Thursday’s shootings at our office.” Their names followed.

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