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Husband Shares Virginia Shooting Survivor's Story

'Then he shot three times at my wife'

(Newser) - The survivor of the shooting that left two journalists dead Wednesday in Virginia evaded multiple bullets before curling into a ball and being shot in the back, her husband tells ABC News today. Vicki Gardner, executive director of the local chamber of commerce, came out of a medically induced coma... More »

Roanoke Gunman Lived In Disgusting Apartment

Cat pee, poop covered parts of Vester Lee Flanagan's home

(Newser) - The Telegraph got a look inside the apartment of Vester Lee Flanagan, the man who shot and killed two WDBJ journalists on live TV, and it doesn't sound pretty. The newspaper describes a kitchen floor covered in cat urine and a balcony smeared with cat poop when police raided... More »

What Was Inside the On-Air Gunman's Rental Car

Vester Flanagan had six magazines of ammunition with him, police say

(Newser) - After his death, police searched the rental car Vester Flanagan used to flee after allegedly shooting two journalists to death during a live broadcast. What they found, per NBC News and reporter Tom Winter :
  • A Glock pistol and six magazines of ammunition
  • A to-do list
  • 17 stamped letters
  • A briefcase
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Virginia TV Shooting: Is This the New Normal?

WDBJ observes moment of silence as killing's social-media presence resonates

(Newser) - Roanoke station WDBJ-TV observed a moment of silence at 6:45am today to mark the moment that reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward were shot to death on live TV yesterday, reports AP . Their deaths, and the way killer Vester Flanagan went about them, continue to resonate:
  • New normal?
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