Wednesday, August 26, 2015

TV news reporter and cameraman shot and killed during live broadcast in Virginia


Virginia – A TV news reporter and cameraman were killed Wednesday morning in a shooting captured in a live broadcast, and the gunman (picture) remains at large, police said.

The scene of sudden shock and horror at a pedestrian plaza in Moneta, Va. was captured during a routine news story on WDBJ, a station in Roanoke.

“We heard screaming, and then we heard nothing,” station manager Jeff Marks said on air while announcing the deaths of reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward.

In the video, Parker is interviewing Vicky Gardner, executive director of the Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce, at Bridgewater Plaza about tourism in the area. More