WDBJ7 Live Tv crew killed

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Baba gounj, Aug 26, 2015.

  1. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    A gunman killed a reporter and videographer for a CBS affiliate in Virginia in a shooting that was broadcast live Wednesday morning. This happened during a live broadcast around 6:45 a.m.

    Alison Parker ( 24 ) and Adam Ward ( 27 ), a reporter and cameraman for CBS Roanoke affiliate WDBJ-TV, died in the shooting, Parker's mother confirmed to CBS News.

    WDBJ-TV reports that deputies from Franklin County and Bedford County were on the scene.

    The shooting happened at Bridgewater Plaza in Moneta, Virginia.

    Killer's image seen in video .


  2. Sportello

    Sportello Well-Known Member

  3. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Sad but still no details on possible motives, if any.
  4. Gumby

    Gumby *

    They were planning on getting married soon.
  5. Sportello

    Sportello Well-Known Member

  6. Sportello

    Sportello Well-Known Member

    Enhanced photo, Richard Nixon mask?

  7. Sportello

    Sportello Well-Known Member

  8. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Really poor image from the TV camera. I hope there were other witnesses. It was at a water park so possibly few people around.
    Last edited: Aug 26, 2015
  9. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    The woman being interviewed by Parker at the time, Vicki Gardner of the Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce, was shot in the back, the Roanoke Times reports. Gardner is in surgery, according to the Times.
  10. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    Ward's fiancée was in the control room and saw the shooting, WDBJ General Manager Jeff Marks told CNN.
    Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe told WTOP radio in Washington that the suspected gunman may be a disgruntled employee of the TV station.

    Authorities know the identity of the man believed to be the shooter, a law enforcement official told CNN.
  11. Gumby

    Gumby *

    Truly very sad. I really don't have anything else to add. Two young hard working people,gone in an instant.
  12. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    I wonder what the mindset of a person who kills someone like that on how that would make your life better.
  13. Sportello

    Sportello Well-Known Member

    The shooter posted a GoPro video of the shooting.
  14. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    That is one sick individual.
  15. Sportello

    Sportello Well-Known Member

    Shooter dead, self inflicted gunshot.
  16. UPS4Life

    UPS4Life Active Member

    At least he did everyone a favor.
  17. Sportello

    Sportello Well-Known Member

    He sent a 23 page fax to ABC News early this AM.
  18. rod

    rod retired and happy

  19. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    The shooter was a screw up, wannabe news reporter who sucked at it. But instead of just firing the guy, people at various news outlets walked on eggs around him.

    If he wasn't a "man of color" he would've been fired years ago and told he wasn't cut out for the job.

    There had been complaints by the shooter that there were racial comments and others refused to work with him. Probably wasn't a "color thing" maybe the guy was just a jerk.
  20. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    Flanagan worked at WDBJ as a reporter for about a year using the on-air name, Bryce Williams, according to a former WDBJ employee.
    Two videos posted on a Twitter account under the name, Bryce Williams, show someone walking up to the WDBJ news crew and pointing a gun at them.

    Another tweet says, "I filmed the shooting." The Facebook and Twitter account were suspended shortly after the tweets.

    One of the videos shows the gunman approaching WDBJ reporter Alison Parker and photographer Adam Ward as Parker conducted a routine interview about a local story outside Moneta, Virginia.

    Ward's back is to the gunman. Parker is in profile, and the interviewee is facing the gunman. The shooter appears to take his time aiming the gun, presenting it and then withdrawing it, before composing the angle of his video. He opens fire on Parker first. Both Parker and the interviewee scream.