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Good Charlotte to headline concert for newspaper shooting victims

Twins Benji, left, and Joel Madden of the

Twins Benji, left, and Joel Madden of the band Good Charlotte will perform a benefit concert in Annapolis on July 28. Photo Credit: AP / Invision / Chris Pizzello

The city of Annapolis will hold a benefit concert featuring Maryland-based rockers Good Charlotte to honor the five Capital Gazette employees killed in an attack in their newsroom.

Mayor Gavin Buckley said Wednesday the event, dubbed "Annapolis Rising: A Benefit for The Capital Gazette and Free Press," will take place July 28 and will include performances, as well as guest speakers from the journalism community.

Proceeds will benefit a fund established for the victims and survivors, as well as journalism scholarships.

Police say gunman Jarrod Ramos, who had a grudge against the newspaper, blasted his way into the Annapolis newsroom on June 28, killing John McNamara, Wendi Winters, Rob Hiaasen, Rebecca Smith and Gerald Fischman. Ramos remains jailed on five counts of first-degree murder.


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