2 WDBJ journalists, Alison Parker, 24, and cameraman Adam Ward, 27, were killed during a live broadcast in Virginia. The crew was conducting a live broadcast from a Virginia shopping center.
Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe said: “We believe it was a disgruntled employee who fired at the TV crew. Not a case of terrorism. It is a criminal case.”
The shooter, Vester Lee Flanigan, a former reporter for the station two years ago was fired. After the shooting he led police on a high speed chase down Interstate 66 before crashing off the road. Police discovered that Flanigan attempted suicide but failed after police found him with a bullet wound to his head. He has been arrested with life threatening injuries.