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August 26, 2015

Reporter And Camera Man Killed On Live TV In Roanoke, Virginia

Update: The suspect is a "disgruntled" former employee of the station. Virginia State Police are currently chasing him. (link fixed)

Update: Not being chased and never was.

And now I remember why I stopped doing breaking story posts.

Original Post:
That headline sounds awful, like I making fun of it but it's a literal description of what happened.

The incident occurred at about 6:45 a.m. EDT during a live broadcast in Bedford County, when shots could be heard, sending the reporter and the person she was interviewing screaming and ducking for cover.

The station, WDBJ7 in Roanoke, Virginia, said the reporter Alison Parker, 24, and the cameraman, Adam Ward, 27, died in the incident.

Parker and Ward were filming a feature segment for the morning news program at Bridgewater Plaza, a shopping and recreation plaza.

They were apparently doing a tourism story. You know, typical morning news stuff.

I haven't watched the video but after seeing the image of the killer, any thought I had of watching it is gone. My understanding is the images aren't so bad but the audio of the victims is "haunting."

The important thing is capturing the sick freak who did this. Spread the images far and wide.

Pray for the victims, their loved ones and the aim of the first cop who gets this piece of crap in their gun sights.


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posted by DrewM. at 09:51 AM

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