We are the reporters and survivors of the Capital Gazette mass shooting. Ask Us Anything.
We are Selene San Felice, Rachael Pacella and Danielle Ohl, reporters at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, MD.
Selene and Rachael were in the Capital newsroom when a shooter killed five of our colleagues: Rob Hiaasen, Gerald Fischman, Wendi Winters, Rebecca Smith and John McNamara.
Our colleagues who were not in the newsroom reported on the event from just outside. We put out a newspaper the day after and have every day since.
Danielle has been reporting on the case and the upcoming trial while also covering some of the biggest news in the area. She just got put on a story so she may not be able to answer a lot of questions.
We'll be here for about an hour. Ask us anything.
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