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2 American TV journalists killed in on-air shooting

Two television journalists were shot and killed in Virginia on Wednesday morning when they were filming an interview for the morning news show of the WDBJ7 TV station in Roanoke, Virginia. In the broadcast, shots were heard and the reporter and the person being interviewed screamed and ducked for cover.

The reporter Alison Parker, 24, and the cameraman, Adam Ward, 27, died in the incident, WDBJ7 said. The woman being interviewed was wounded.

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe said in interview on Washington radio station WTOP that the suspected shooter had been identified as a disgruntled current or former station employee.

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office has taken the lead on apprehending the suspect, with help from state police and others, McAuliffe told WTOP.

An image captured from the camera showed a man holding a gun.

The station said on its website that both the dead journalists were from the region.
They were both engaged to be married to other people.