US shooting suspect posts video of incident on social media

Washington: Video of the deadly on-air shooting today of two US journalists apparently filmed by the assailant was posted on Twitter and Facebook — footage that was later taken down.

The video, posted under the Twitter account @bryce_williams7, shows the shooter brandishing a weapon at WDBJ reporter Alison Parker, who is interviewing a woman and unaware of his presence.

Cameraman Adam Ward has his back to the apparent shooter and was also unaware of his presence.

The shooter seems to briefly lower the camera.

Multiple shots are then heard, and screams.

The shooter’s hand is clearly visible. He appears to be wearing a blue checkered shirt.

Bryce Williams was the name used on-air by the suspect, former station employee Vester Flanagan.