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Virginia shooting: Two US journalists shot dead during live broadcast

Alison Parker and Adam Ward shot dead during broadcast in Virginia

By Andrew Buncombe

Published 26/08/2015

This screenshot from WDBJ-TV7, in Roanoke, Va., shows reporter Alison Parker and photographer Adam Ward. Parker and Ward were killed, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, when a gunman opened fire during a live on-air interview in Moneta, Va. (Courtesy of WDBJ-TV7 via AP)
This screenshot from WDBJ-TV7, in Roanoke, Va., shows reporter Alison Parker and photographer Adam Ward. Parker and Ward were killed, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, when a gunman opened fire during a live on-air interview in Moneta, Va. (Courtesy of WDBJ-TV7 via AP)

Police are hunting a gunman who is on the run after shooting dead a television reporter and cameraman during a live broadcast in Virginia.

Police are searching for a person who they say shot at multiple people Wednesday morning at the Bridgewater Plaza near Smith Mountain Lake.

WDBJ7 network revealed to viewers said reporter Allison Parker and photographer Adam Ward were shot and killed in the course of a live broadcast.

According to Franklin County Sheriff Department’s Spokesperson Phillip Young, the shooting occurred at the Bedford County-Franklin County line in Moneta at 6:45am on Wednesday.

The WDBJ7 network wrote on its Facebook page: "Law enforcement is on scene at Bridgewater Plaza in Moneta. The incident involves a WDBJ7 crew. We don't have any additional details.

Police say there were three victims. The extent of their injuries are unknown at this time. The shooting reportedly occurred during their live shot.

Source Independent

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