Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Virginia TV Reporter and Photographer Killed in Shooting During live TV Interview

A gunman killed a reporter and videographer for a CBS affiliate in Virginia in a shooting that was broadcast live Wednesday morning.
The affiliate, WDBJ-TV in Roanoke, reports that police are looking for a suspect.
Alison Parker, 24, and Adam Ward, 27, a reporter and cameraman respectively for WDBJ-TV, died in the shooting, the station's general manager, Jeff Marks, said during a broadcast later in the morning.
Approximately eight gunshots were heard during the interview at Bridgewater Plaza before viewers saw the camera drop to the ground and the broadcast cut back to the anchor desk, reported WTKR.
Police say they continue to look for the shooter at this time and are hoping to get a description out to the public shortly. This incident remains under investigation.
At this time Bedford County Public Schools are on perimeter lock-down until further notice, according to the superintendent. For those students on their way to school, officials say they will be secured upon arrival.
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