VA TV Journalists Shot To Death During Interview; Shooter Kills Self

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A reporter and photographer from WDBJ, a Roanoke, Va., television station, were shot to death while doing a live broadcast this morning, the station reported. They were reporter Alison Parker, 24, and photographer Adam Ward, 27. The incident occurred at a shopping center at 6:45 a.m. The station was interviewing Vicki Gardner, head of the Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce. Gardner was shot in the back, and was hospitalized. A former station employee who shot the journalists, Vester Lee Flanagan, 41, of Roanoke, later shot himself to death.

Flanagan, who worked under the . . .

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