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GRAPHIC VIDEO UPLOADED: 2 members of Virginia TV news crew shot dead during live broadcast

GRAPHIC VIDEO UPLOADED: 2 members of Virginia TV news crew shot dead during live broadcast


FOX NEWS

DEVELOPING: A man with a gun has shot and killed two media members on live television while they were filming in central Virginia and police are still searching for the assailant.

The two killed were identified by WDBJ colleagues as reporter Alison Parker, 24, and cameraman Adam Ward, 27.

The incident occurred at 6:45 a.m. at Bridgewater Plaza in Moneta, Va., according to Franklin County Sheriff Department spokesperson Phillip Young. Earlier, police had reported there were three victims, according to WSLS.

WSLS said police are still looking for the shooter and hope to have a description out to the public shortly. 

A federal law enforcement official told Fox News the FBI's Richmond field office has responded to the scene and is participating in the investigation. The ATF said on Twitter it is also part of the manhunt for the shooting suspect.

The shooting occurred live on television while Parker was conducting an interview outdoors about a planned anniversary celebration at Smith Mountain Lake, with Ward filming. As the camera panned to Parker and her subject, multiple shots rang out and several screams could be heard. As the camera fell to the ground, an blurry image suspected to be of the gunman came into view on the screen.

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