News Reporter, Cameraman Murdered During Live Interview At Virginia Shopping Plaza

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Two people are dead after a gunman opened fire during a live taping for a news station in Virginia.

News reporter Alison Parker was shot and killed while interviewing a woman for WDBJ-TV, a CBS affiliate in Roanoke, VA. She was only 24 years old.

While at shopping center Bridgewater Plaza, Parker was speaking to a woman named Vicki Gardner about tourism and attracting more business to the area, when suddenly a gunman fired shots at the women and her cameraman, 27-year-old Adam Ward. Ward was pronounced dead and a third person was injured.

Gawker reports:

WDBJ has confirmed that police are currently on the scene, investigating what they’re calling an “incident” involving their news crew.

According to WSLS10, there were at least three victims but the extent of their injuries is currently unknown.

Both victims were in relationships with other staffers at the station, according to ABC News. Parker’s boyfriend Chris Hurst posted a tribute to her on Twitter.

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News Reporter, Cameraman Murdered During Live Interview At Virginia Shopping Plaza  was originally published on theurbandaily.com