Newsrooms Observe Moment of Silence for Capital Gazette Shooting Victims

The moment aimed to "honor those who lost their lives and to show support to those who lost family, friends, co-workers and peers"

Exactly one week after a gunman killed five people inside a Maryland newsroom, newsrooms worldwide observed a moment of silence on Thursday.

The American Society of News Editors and The Associated Press Media Editors called for a moment of silence at 2:33 p.m. EDT. That's the time on Thursday, June 28 when a gunman attacked the Capital Gazette in Annapolis.

"To honor those who lost their lives and to show support to those who lost family, friends, co-workers and peers, we ask newsrooms around the globe to join The Baltimore Sun Media Group in a moment of silence spent in contemplation, prayer, reflection or meditation," the organizations said in a joint statement.

Gerald Fischman, Robert Hiaasen, John McNamara, Rebecca Smith and Wendi Winters were killed in one of the deadliest attacks on journalists in U.S. history.

Authorities say the 38-year-old suspect targeted the newspaper after holding a longtime grudge over an article written about him.

NBC4 observed the moment of silence. 

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