A local television station and its viewers witnessed a gruesome murder on live TV this morning after gunman shot and killed a reporter and cameraman during a live TV news broadcast in Virginia in USA. The graphic footage of the shooting has spread across the internet
Reporter Alison Parker, 24, and cameraman Adam Ward, 27, who were killed in the shooting were working for WDBJ-TV in Roanake, Virginia. Police are on the scene and the status of the shooter is unknown.
The shooting took place as Parker was interviewing a woman about tourism in the area. The woman who was being interviewed by the reporter was reportedly injured in the shooting. The footage which has gone viral online also includes unclear images of the shooter.
The deaths of Parker and Ward were confirmed by the WDBJ station manager.
The reporter was engaged to be married to Chrish Hurst of the same network.
We didn't share this publicly, but @AParkerWDBJ7 and I were very much in love. We just moved in together. I am numb. pic.twitter.com/tUrHVwAXcNâ€” Chris Hurst (@chrishurstwdbj) August 26, 2015
CNN reports that the woman being interviewedâ€”Vicki Gardner, executive director of the Smith Mountain Lake Chamber of Commerceâ€”was was reportedly shot in the back and is currently in surgery.