Capital Gazette launches online store to support shooting victims' families

Capital Gazette launches online store to support shooting victims' families

The Capital Gazette newspaper has launched an online store to raise money for the families of the staffers killed in a newsroom shooting last month.

The Annapolis, Md., newspaper is selling T-shirts and coffee mugs with pro-journalism slogans.

The online store says that all proceeds will be donated to The Capital Gazette Families Fund, an organization run through the Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County.

One of the shirts features the phrase “We are putting out a damn paper tomorrow,” a reference to a viral tweet sent by a reporter after the shooting.

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The other products say: “Journalism Matters, today more than ever.”

Five staff members at the paper were killed in late June when a gunman with a long-running grudge against the paper opened fire in the newsroom.

The alleged shooter, 38-year-old Jarrod Ramos, has been charged with five counts of first-degree murder.

The U.S. Senate on Thursday passed a resolution honoring the victims of the shooing and reaffirming its commitment to "defending the First Amendment.”

A GoFundMe for the newsroom started by another reporter has raised more than $200,000 since the shooting.