The affiliate, WDBJ-TV in Roanoke, reports that police are looking for a suspect.
Alison Parker, 24, and Adam Ward, 27, a reporter and cameraman respectively for WDBJ-TV, died in the shooting, the station’s general manager, Jeff Marks, said during a broadcast later in the morning.
Marks said that Parker and Ward died shortly after 6:45 a.m., when the shots rang out.
“We heard screaming and then we heard nothing,” Marks said.Marks said the police do not know the motive of the shooting or the gunman’s identity.
The shooting happened at Bridgewater Plaza in Moneta, Virginia.
Update: Word is, the shooter is known and a disgruntled former employee of the same station as the deceased reporter and cameraman. They appear to have been targeted specifically. This whole thing may be part of an employee rivalry or possibly a love triangle but, that is yet to be confirmed and for that reason, we aren’t stating the name of the suspect either. That said, there is apparently an active chase involving said suspect.
The shooter can be scene on the video. No word on motive or identity yet other than it is a white male wearing all black/dark clothing. Our prayers are with these folks and we hope this guy is caught and brought to justice quickly.