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WDBJ7 Reporter And Photographer Shot And Killed During A Live Broadcast

A WDBJ7 reporter and photographer were killed by a shooter dur…

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.

From WDBJ:

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.

‘JET’ Magazine’s Final Print Issue Hits Stands Monday

Source:  Lilly Workneh / theGrio

JET magazine is shifting gears and has decided to transition to digital publishing, marking an end to an era as the last print issue hits stands on Monday (June 9).

Last month, the 63-year-old magazine announced that it will be ending all print publications and instead will shift to an all-digital format.

The magazine’s last print issue celebrates the publication’s most iconic covers since it was founded in 1951 as the only text visible reads: “An American Icon.”

“This is is something that we have been thinking about doing for a long time,” Cheryl  Mayberry McKissack, COO of Johnson Publishing, previously told theGrio. “We really felt that [our readers] were looking for something that would be able to meet their needs more frequently.”

To read this article in its entirety visit theGrio.