Two Virginia television journalists fatally shot in on-air attack
Two television journalists were shot and killed in Virginia on Wednesday morning while conducting a live television interview, the station said.
The incident occurred at about 6:45 a.m. EDT (1045 GMT) during a live broadcast in Bedford County, when shots could be heard, sending the reporter and the person she was interviewing screaming and ducking for cover.
The station, WDBJ7 in Roanoke, Virginia, said the reporter Alison Parker, 24, and the cameraman, Adam Ward, 27, died in the incident.
Parker and Ward were filming a feature segment for the morning news program at Bridgewater Plaza, a shopping and recreation plaza.
Parker and Ward were engaged to be married to other people.
Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe said the suspected shooter has been identified and appears to be a disgruntled former employee from the station, local media reported.
The suspect is being pursued, a CBS News affiliate in Richmond, Virginia, and Washington-based WTOP radio said. WTVR, the CBS station, said the suspect was in a vehicle being chased by police.