Two members of a local TV station’s news team were fatally shot Wednesday during a live TV broadcast near Roanoke, Va., WDBJ7-TV said.
A manhunt was underway in Franklin County, Va. Gov. Terry McAuliffe said told WTOP radio that police know who the shooter is and are pursuing him.
The station said the shooting took place at about 6:45 a.m. Killed were WDBJ7’s cameraman Adam Ward, 27, and reporter Alison Parker, 24.
“We do not know the motive, we do not know who the suspect, who the killer is,” station manager Jeffrey Marks said later on a live broadcast.
The live broadcast at the time of the shooting showed Parker interviewing someone at a resort when, just off camera, shots rang out and Parker is heard screaming. The recording appears to include a glimpse of the gunman dressed in black.
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