The Capital Gazette, the Maryland newspaper where five were killed after a gunman stormed the office and opened fire, says it has received death threats following the shooting.
The publication said it received death threats and harassing emails celebrating the shooting that shook newsrooms across the nation on Thursday.
In a Sunday editorial, the newspaper thanked the public for their support in light of the tragedy but went on to reveal that the paper has received alarming backlash as well.
Hundreds of mourners gathered at a candlelight vigil on Friday in Annapolis Maryland after a gunman opened fire at the Capital Gazette's newsroom Thursday afternoon
Five journalists were slain in the newsroom shooting on Thursday when gunman Jarrod Ramos opened fire
In wake of the shooting the newspaper published an editorial Sunday thanking the public for their support, but also revealing it has faced death threats following the tragedy
Five staff members were killed in the shooting, pictured above, by the gunman who had a vendetta against the newspaper for writing an article about his harassment in 2011
The victims pictured above on candles at the Friday vigil held near the Capital Gazette office
'We will never forget Rob Hiaasen, Gerald Fischman, Wendi Winters, John McNamara or Rebecca Smith, our five co-workers who were gunned down in a senseless attack,' the editorial said.
'Here’s what else we won’t forget: Death threats and emails from people we don’t know celebrating our loss, or the people who called for one of our reporters to get fired because she got angry and cursed on national television after witnessing her friends getting shot,' it added.
The editorial also called out President Donald Trump for his choice use of language describing journalists as 'an enemy of the people'.
'We won’t forget being called an enemy of the people. No, we won’t forget that. Because exposing evil, shining light on wrongs and fighting injustice is what we do,' the column said.
'We believe in reporting the news. Our community has rallied around us to show they understand who we are, and that we are not the enemy of the people. We are your neighbors, your friends. We are you,' it added.
Despite the gunman's reign of terror, the newspaper still published a paper that same day, their Annapolis, Maryland office pictured above
Gunman Jarrod Ramos, 38, has been charged with murder after police arrested him following his shooting spree Thursday at the paper's Annapolis office.
The horrible scene unfolded Thursday afternoon when Ramos, armed with a shotgun and