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Capital Gazette Shooting Is The Largest Mass Shooting Of Journalists In America

Daily Caller [1]
June 29, 2018

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 [2] and injured several more at the Annapolis, Maryland, news outlet.

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 [3] data.

The largest casualty incident involving journalists was the 1910 bombing at the Los Angeles Times [4]. 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 [5], 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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