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Sunday, 1 July 2018

Capital Gazette shooting is the largest mass shooting of Journalists in America

Daily Caller


The shooting at the Capital Gazette newsroom on Thursday marks the largest mass shooting with journalist fatalities in the United States.

The shooter killed five people and injured several more at the Annapolis, Maryland, news outlet. (RELATED: Shots Fired In Maryland Newsroom, Multiple Fatalities Reported)

Prior to this incident, 10 journalists have been shot to death in the U.S. since 1992 in separate, work-related instances, according Committee to Protect Journalists data.

The largest casualty incident involving journalists was the 1910 bombing at the Los Angeles Times. The explosion started a fire that killed 21 employees at the newspaper and injured 100 others. The newspaper regarded it two days later as an “awful pit of death.”

In 1992, Cuban-American journalist Manuel de Dios Unanue, former editor of El Diario/La Prensa was shot in the head in a New York City restaurant. Unanue wrote extensively about drug and money laundering operations in the city, and police believed that motivated dozens of drug-traffickers and businessmen to murder him.

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See also: Suspect in Capital Gazette shooting charged with first degree murder

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