Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Virginia Journalists Killed During Broadcast

Two journalists in Virginia were shot and killed while they were conducting an on-air interview this morning around 6:45 a.m. at Bridgewater Plaza in the town of Moneta.  Reporter Alison Parker and photographer Adam Ward were employees of WDBJ, based in Roanoke.

I first learned about this horror at Hot Air, who provide links to WSLS and WDBJ.  You can also read more at The Epoch Times.

UPDATE:  The person being interviewed, Vicki Gardner of the Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce, was also shot and hospitalized.  The suspect, identified as Vester Flanigan, shot himself near mile marker 17 on Interstate 66, and is reported to be in critical condition.  This would mean that he fled about 150 miles to the northeast after the shooting in Moneta.

UPDATE 2:  Hot Air has now linked a live blog by The Washington Post.  According to an entry timed at 1:58 p.m., the suspected shooter has been pronounced dead.

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