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An American flag is placed next to markers representing the people killed in a newsroom shooting, at a makeshift memorial at the scene outside the office building housing The Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Md., on Sunday, July 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Congress holding moment of silence to honor Capital Gazette victims

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By STEPHEN PIMPO JR., ABC7 News

WASHINGTON (WJLA) - Congress will observe a moment of silence Wednesday to honor the five victims murdered during last month's Capital Gazette shooting in Annapolis, Maryland.

Rep. Anthony Brown, D-Md., said in a press release that he will lead the rest of the Maryland House Delegation in the respectful observance on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives some time between 1:45 and 2 p.m.

John McNamara, Rebecca Smith, Rob Hiaasen, Wendi Winters, and Gerald Fischman all died after a gunman attacked the Capital Gazette office June 28 in one of the worst attacks against journalists in America.

One week after the shooting, newsrooms around the world held a moment of silence at 2:33 p.m., the approximate time the attack started.

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