TV Reporter, Videographer Shot to Death on Air

Police seeking shooter in Virginia
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 26, 2015 8:17 AM CDT
TV Reporter, Videographer Shot to Death on Air
Alison Parker and Adam Ward, who were killed, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, when a gunman opened fire during a live interview in Moneta, Va.   (Courtesy of WDBJ-TV7 via AP)

A live news report in Virginia turned to horror this morning when a gunman shot to death a female reporter and a male videographer, reports CBS News. Killed were Alison Parker, 24, and Adam Ward, 27, of the CBS affiliate in Roanoke, WDBJ-TV. Parker was conducting an interview at Bridgewater Plaza, near the resort area of Smith Mountain Lake, when shots rang out. Police are still seeking the gunman or gunmen, and it wasn't clear whether the two were the intended targets. The woman being interviewed, identified as Vicki Gardner, was shot in the back and was in surgery, reports the Roanoke Times. (More Virginia stories.)

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