Shooter kills two in Virginia

Published 11:09 am Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Nigel Poole, Sumter EMA director, issued the following alert.

“Earlier today a man with a gun has shot and killed two media members and wounded a third person on live television while they were filming in central Virginia. The two killed were identified by WDBJ colleagues as reporter Alison Parker, 24, and cameraman Adam Ward, 27. A third person, who was being interviewed at the time of the shooting, was shot in the back and is in surgery. That person was identified as Vicki Gardner, head of the Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce. The incident occurred at 6:45 a.m. at Bridgewater Plaza in Moneta, Va., according to Franklin County Sheriff Department spokesperson Phillip Young. Police are still looking for the shooter and hope to have a description out to the public shortly.”