A 24 year old WDBJ reporter Alison Parker and her 27 year old cameraman Adam ward, were shot dead during a live broadcast by a former colleague, a disgruntled employee, who accused the couple of racial prejudice.
According to officials, the killer was a black man. The shooter was identified as Vester Lee Flanagan II, who went by a screen name Bryce Williams.
He approached the couple while they were interviewing Vicky Gardner, executive director of the Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce at a shopping plaza in Moneta, VA, holding a gun in one hand, and a cell phone camera positioned vertically in the other.
He opened fire toward Alison Parker and Adam Ward and were confirm dead. The woman whom they were interviewing, Vicky Gardner was shot in the back and is now in surgery.
After a five-hour manhunt, Bryce Williams, according to police, shot himself with the same gun. Before doing that, he uploaded the vertical video of the shooting to his Twitter and Facebook accounts.