BREAKING: Virginia TV reporter, cameraman shot on air during live interview

BREAKING: Virginia TV reporter, cameraman shot on air during live interview

[Ed. – The interview subject apparently took a round as well.  Developing.]

The crew, reporter 24-year-old Allison Parker and 27-year-old photographer Adam Ward, was filming during a live television report at Smith Mountain Lake in Moneta, Virginia. The shooting happened at about 6:45 a.m.

Va. Gov. Terry McAuliffe said on AM radio that the shooter may be a disgruntled former employee.  Authorities are searching for a 2004 Silver Ford Mustang with license plate WZE-8846.

Nearby schools are on lockdown.

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During a live interview from Bridgewater Plaza, the gunman fired six to seven shots as Parker interviewed someone on screen. The camera then drops to the ground and the broadcast cuts back to the anchor desk. According to the Roanoke Times, Vicki Gardner, the subject of the interview, was shot in the back and is in surgery. Gardner is head of the Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce.

The video captures an image of the what’s believed to be the suspected shooter before it cuts away.  WDBJ tweeted out that they are trying to figure out what happened and that law enforcement is on scene.

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