By: News Staff


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Newsrooms across the globe today, including ABC6 in Providence, participated in a moment of silence for the five victims of the Capital Gazette shooting.

To encourage news stations around the globe to participate, the American Society of News Editors sent out this statement, "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 at 2:33 p.m. EDT Thursday, July 5, 2018."

This moment of silence comes one week after the shooting in Annapolis occurred.

The gunman opened fire at 2:33 p.m. on Thursday June 28,2018, and killed Capital Gazette reporter Wendi Winters, sales assistant Rebecca Smith, editor Robert Hiaasen, editorial writer Gerald Fischman and reporter and editor John McNamara.

"We stand with our print reporter colleagues in remembrance of five individuals who gave their lives in support of a great calling -- quality local journalism; we ask broadcast journalists across America to consider joining in this solemn moment of reflection." said NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith.