A #WDBJ7 reporter and photographer were killed by a shooter during a live news broadcast. Stay tuned to NewsOne Now and NewsOne.com for coverage of this tragic event.
Posted by Roland Martin on Wednesday, August 26, 2015
A WDBJ7 reporter and photographer were killed by a shooter during a live news broadcast. Stay tuned to NewsOne Now for coverage of this tragic event.
Two WDBJ7 employees were killed Wednesday morning in an attack at Bridgewater Plaza.
This happened during a live broadcast around 6:45 a.m.
Police are looking for a suspect who apparently opened fire on WDBJ7 photographer Adam Ward and WDBJ7 reporter Alison Parker.
Vicki Gardner of the Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce was also injured in the shooting. She is in surgery.
Adam was 27-years-old. Alison just turned 24.
Both were from the WDBJ7 viewing area.
Adam graduated from Salem High School and Virginia Tech.
Alison grew up in Martinsville and attended Patrick Henry Community College and James Madison University.
State police have released this screen grab of the suspect. If anyone has information about the identity of the gunman or other information that may assist investigators, they are asked to call 911 or the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office at 540-483-3000.