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Two Broadcasters Killed During Morning Show

WDJB reporter Alison Parker and camera operator Adam Ward were shot during a live report

MONETA, Va.�A news videographer and a reporter were shot and killed during a live report this morning in a small community in western Virginia. Police are searching for the gunman. Killed were WDJB reporter, Alison Parker, 24, and camera operator Adam Ward, 27.

WDJB had the initial report this morning: �Two WDBJ7 employees killed in attack at Bridgewater Plaza.��

From WFMZ(TV) in Allentown, Pa., two from �Virginia TV station die in shooting.��

From�The Washington Post, which includes a link to a Facebook page containing what appears to be smartphone video of the incident, captured on TV: �TV reporter and cameraman fatally shot during live report in Virginia.�

Reports indicate schools in the area are on lockdown while police search for the shooter.

NAB released a statement in response. �

11:43 a.m. UPDATE: �WTOP in Washington is�reporting�that Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe said, �Law enforcement personnel have a photo of the suspect. We believe it�s a disgruntled employee of the station, and they’re in pursuit.��

ABC News�is reporting that the suspect is �Vester Lee Flanagan, who is known professionally as Bryce Williams, has been identified as the suspect by the Augusta County Sheriff’s office. �Sometime between Tuesday night and this morning, ABC News received a fax from someone claiming to be Bryce Williams. It is a lengthy document: 23 pages. ABC News has turned it over to authorities.�

The reports follow the shooting deaths of two reporters doing a live interview this morning.

A version of this story originally appeared on Radio sister publication TV Technology’s website.