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Shooting on Live TV News at Bridgewater Plaza, Virginia | WDBJ7 Reporter & Photographer Killed
TV news reporter, photog killed during live report
Police are searching for a gunman who killed a television news reporter and cameraman during in a shooting during a live television news report in in Moneta, Va., Wednesday morning.
WSLS-TV reports that the shooting in Bridgewater Plaza involved a live news crew for WDBJ 7. The sound of gunshots was caught on video during a live interview.
There was no immediate word on whether there were any injuries. WDBJ 7 reported that the incident involved their live crew.
Two journalists died Tuesday morning in a shooting caught on camera.
The shooting apparently happened during a live newscast by WDBJ while a reporter was interviewing someone.
Reporter Alison Parker and photographer Adam Ward died shortly after 6:45 a.m., WDBJ general manager Jeff Marks reported to Roanoke Times.
In the video, the reporter is seen holding a microphone in front of an unidentified woman who is discussing bringing in tourism. Apparent gunshots are heard, along with screams, and the camera falls to the ground.
The video picks up a brief shot of someone in black after the camera is dropped.
“This is a horrific day for our WDBJ family and the community we serve,” tweeted WDBJ station meteorologist Brent Watts
Police are searching for a suspect
Police are searching for a person who they say shot at multiple people Wednesday morning at the Bridgewater Plaza near Smith Mountain Lake.
According to Franklin County Sheriff Department’s Spokesperson Phillip Young, the shooting occurred at the Bedford County-Franklin County line in Moneta at 6:45 a.m. Wednesday, August 26.
Police say there were three victims. The extent of their injuries are unknown at this time.
WDBJ7 is reporting the shooting incident involved one of their crews and are asking for your prayers. The shooting reportedly occurred during their live shot.
TV crew shot, killed during live broadcast
A reporter was conducting a live interview at Bridgewater Plaza in Franklin County when multiple gunshots can be heard. The camera falls to the ground as the reporter and the woman she was interviewing head for cover. An additional person can be seen walking towards the reporter before the camera feed switches away. A shocked anchor appears back on camera.
“Law enforcement is on scene following an incident at Bridgewater Plaza. The incident happened during a WDBJ7 live report,” the station said on its Web site.
Video posted to Twitter shows a portion of the Wednesday morning television broadcast.
A Roanoke TV crew was involved in a shooting on live television on Wednesday morning, according to media reports.
A crew from WDBJ7, the CBS affiliate in Roanoke, was reporting live around 6:45 a.m. at Bridgewater Plaza near Smith Mountain Lake. On the video you can hear seven shots fired and the photographer’s camera appears to fall to the ground while the reporter, Alison Parker, screams.
Police say there were three victims, but the extent of their injuries is not yet clear, according to WSLS.
“We are trying to figure out what just happened — thank you all for your concern and kind words,” WDBJ7 posted on Twitter.
Bedford County schools are on a perimeter lockdown as police investigate the scene and search for the shooter.
Witnesses tell WSLS around 30 to 40 officers have responded.
This is a developing story, stay with NBC12 on air and online for updates.
n apparently routine live TV interview went horribly wrong in Virginia on Wednesday morning.
Two WDBJ employees — a reporter and a photographer — were shot to death while reporting on a feature story Wednesday morning, the CNN affiliate in Virginia reported.
They were reporter Alison Parker and photographer Adam Ward, the station said.
The crew from WDBJ was involved in the shooting during a live interview at Bridgewater Plaza near Moneta.
Video circulated on social media showed a WDBJ reporter scream as what appeared to be gunshots were fired. (full footage)
Reporter, Videographer Fatally Shot During Live News Report
A gunman killed a reporter and videographer while they were doing a live news report in Franklin County, Virginia, Wednesday morning.
CBS News confirms that WDBJ-TV reporter Alison Parker and videographer Adam Ward were killed. The incident took place at Bridgewater Plaza in Franklin County. Parker was interviewing a guest when gunshots begin to ring out.
Parker and the guest are seen running away while the camera appears to be dropped.
The News Junkie appeared to grab a screenshot of the shooter from the video.
Tiroteo en directo mata a una reportera periodista y al camara en directo.