A gunman opened fire on a TV news crew conducting a live broadcast from a shopping center in Virginia on Wednesday morning.
WDBJ confirmed that reporter Allison Parker, 24, and cameraman Adam Ward, 27, were killed in the shooting.
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It is with extreme sadness that we report WDBJ7′s Alison Parker and Adam Ward were killed in an attack this morning. http://t.co/oC9s4vLJXV
— WDBJ7 (@WDBJ7) August 26, 2015
Nearby Bedford County schools are currently on lockdown as police search for the shooter who is believed to be a disgruntled ex-employee.
Bedford, Botetourt and Roanoke County schools are all on partial lockdown (students not allowed outdoors).
— Sara Gregory (@saragregory) August 26, 2015
Video footage of the incident shows a chilling glimpse of the gunman. Warning: disturbing video