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'We are putting out a damn paper tomorrow' becomes rallying cry for Capital staff

Chase Cook, who covers the Maryland Legislature for the Capital newspaper in Annapolis, was out of the office Thursday afternoon when the gunman arrived at the newsroom's front door and shot out the glass.

By the time Cook arrived at the scene, police and paramedics had flooded the building.

"Details I have are a suspect is in custody and five people are dead," he tweeted.

The victims were his colleagues - three editors, a reporter and a sales assistant.

But there was no time to grieve.

"I can tell you this," Cook tweeted. "We are putting out a damn paper tomorrow."

It became a rallying cry for the

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