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Published On: Wed, Aug 26th, 2015

Watch video: Alison Parker, Adam Ward shot, killed on live TV by Vester Flanagan

His on-air name was Bryce Williams, but Vester Flanagan is the man named by police as the shooter who murdered a reporter and camera man during a live broadcast in Virginia this morning. The live clip is below.

Alison Parker was conducting an interview at 6:45am this morning when gun shots rang out and the feed was cut, sending the broadcast back to Kimberly McBroom, back in the studio.

Bryce Williams was his "on-air" name, but Vester Flanagan has been identified as the shooter in a Virginia shooting

Bryce Williams was his “on-air” name, but Vester Flanagan has been identified as the shooter in a Virginia shooting

Parker, 24, and photographer Adam Ward, 27, were killed at Bridgewater Plaza near Moneta, the station, WDBJ-TV, reported later.

The woman being interviewed, Vicki Gardner, executive director of the Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce, was shot in the back and is in surgery, said Barb Nocera, the chamber’s special projects manager said.

Flanagan worked at WDBJ as a reporter for about a year using the on-air name Bryce Williams, confirmed by WDBJ sources.

He was fired from the station, though the reason was not made public and police believe that Flanagan is still in the Virginia area.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has joined in the manhunt, while the ATF and FBI are participating in the investigation. Area schools are on lockdown.

Williams joined WDBJ in 2012 as a multimedia journalist and general assignment reporter. He has worked as a reporter at a number of stations throughout the South, including WNCT in Greenville, NC, WTWC in Tallahassee, and WTOC in Savannah.

 

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  1. Vester Flanagan filmed his shooting attack, posting it on Facebook and then killed himself - The Global Dispatch says:

    […] Watch video: Alison Parker, Adam Ward shot, killed on live TV by Vester Flanagan […]

  2. Tim Mumma says:

    How dare you show the murder of the two reporter’s! Where is your decency to their families. I would think if the news was going to show compassion to anyone, it would be to one of their own! Despicable!

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