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TV Reporter & Photographer Shot to Death on Live TV

TV Reporter & Photographer Shot to Death on Live TV

UPDATE 2: The alleged shooter has shot himself after a car chase.

UPDATE: Police are searching for Vester Flanagan, a former WDBJ7 employee, who is also known as Bryce Williams, in connection with the shooting. He was fired a year ago. He reportedly took video footage of the shooting and posted to his Twitter and Facebook accounts.

A 24-year-old WDBJ7 reporter, Alison Parker, and 27-year-old photographer, Adam Ward, were tragically gunned down during a live broadcast on Wednesday morning (August 26) in Moneta, Virginia.

There was a third victim, Vicki Gardner, executive director of the Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce. She was being interviewed by Alison. She’s injured and in surgery.

The journalists were filming a segment at a shopping center when a shooter opened fire and killed them live on the air, EW reports. No arrest has been made.

WDBJ7 general manager Jeff Marks spoke on air about their deaths, “We do not know the motive, we do not know who the suspect, or the killer, is. We do know that the Franklin County Sheriff … they are working very diligently to track down both the motive and the person responsible for this terrible crime against two fine journalists.”

Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of the victims.

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Posted to: Adam Ward, Alison Parker, Bryce Williams, Vester Flanagan

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  • forrest gump

    these things only happen in america…………………LIVE!!

  • Micca Theobald

    this guy had serious issues, cant believe he filmed himself killing this people! http://dailyentertainmentnews.com/tv/bryce-williams-vester-lee-flanagan-ii-is-va-journalists-shooter/ sick! Who does that!

  • j k

    Disgusting nation.

  • Guest

    Why are we surprised? This happens time and time again and will continue to happen until we wake up to the fact that guns should not be freely available like they are. We are the laughing stock of the world.

  • VanityInsecurity

    These racial hate crimes are disgusting. These people are so far out of touch with reality..and innocent lives are always taken & families left to suffer. Let’s be honest.. whether guns are easy to busy or not easy to buy.. this guy could walk up to someone with a sword & still kill someone. Guns make it easier but it will not take away the sickness that is in this world if guns where banned in USA.

  • LaCroix

    Should white people now create a hashtag #WhiteLivesMatter ?

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  • Sprite

    Rip and my deepest condolences.