مقتل مذيعة ومصورها من CBS بالرصاص على المباشر في فرجينيا Top US reporter and her cameraman murdered live on morning TV

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2019.06.26 04:09

 

الصحفية القتيلة وهي تحاور ضيفتها

 

قتلت مراسلة لشبكة تلفزيون محلية في فرجينيا (شرق الولايات المتحدة) تتعاون مع محطة "سي بي أس"، مع المصور بالرصاص خلال بث مباشر صباح الأربعاء، بحسب صور الحادث، وكما أعلنت المحطة.

ووفق التسجيلات المصورة التي التقطها المصور قبل أن يقتل، يمكن سماع طلقات نار، ثم تسقط الكاميرا أرضا ويمكن رؤية رجلي مطلق النار الذي قام لاحقا بقتل الصحافية التي سمع صراخها فقط.

والصحافيان هما ألسيون باركر وآدم وورد، وقد قتلا على يد شخص مسلح، تعتقد الشرطة أنه قتل عدداً آخر من الأميركيين في المدينة.

وفي حديث لشبكة "سي إن إن"، قال مدير المحطة جيفري ماركس "لقد علمنا بفضل الشرطة وموظفينا أن اليسون وآدم توفيا هذا الصباح حوالي الساعة 6,45 حين سمعت الطلقات النارية".

وتابع "نجهل الدوافع ولا نعرف هوية المشتبه به أو مطلق النار". وأطلقت الشرطة حملة مطاردة للعثور على مطلق النار.

وذكر أن أليسون باركر كانت قد قررت الاحتفال بآخر يوم لها في هذا البرنامج الصباحي.

صورة أخرى يعتقد أنها تعود لقاتل صحفيي

Reporter and her cameraman are murdered on live TV: Hunt for disgruntled station employee whose attack was seen by viewers

 

Local CBS news station WDBJ has confirmed that reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward have died  Vicki Gardner, the local chamber of commerce director, was also shot in the back and was taken to the hospital for emergency surgery  The incident happened at 6:45am near Moneta, Virginia Ward was filming Parker interview Gardner in the area when about eight gunshots were heard Video of the broadcast shows Parker and Gardner scream and duck after gunshots ring out and the camera falls to the floor A person wearing all black is then seen holding up a gun in one hand   Police are reportedly chasing the shooter in a vehicle   WARNING: Video of the shooting may be disturbing  

By Ashley Collman For Dailymail.com

A disgruntled employee at a small Virginia news station is believed to be behind a deadly early morning shooting that was caught on live TV.

The unidentified gunman shot dead reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward as the two were conducting a live interview with Vicki Gardner, the local chamber of commerce director, at 6:45am. 

Suddenly eight shots ring out and screams are heard as the women duck down and the camera falls to the floor. The camera is still running as a person dressed in all black appears and aims a gun at Ward.

Parker, 24, and Ward, 27, died at the scene while Gardner was rushed to Roanoke Memorial Hospital for emergency surgery.

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe said police are right behind the suspect and believes he will be in custody soon. 

Law enforcement personnel have a photo of the suspect. We believe its a disgruntled former employee of the station, and theyre in pursuit, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe told WTOP.

The alleged shooter has been identified by the Augusta County Sheriffs Office as Vester Lee Flanagan. He is believed to be driving a 2009 gray Mustang. However, authorities have not officially named Flanagan as a suspect.

Flanagan, who also goes by Bryce Williams, allegedly worked at WDBJ as a multimedia and general assignment reporter before being fired.  

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A television reporter and cameraman were killed early Wednesday morning as they were shooting a live interview in Moneta, Virginia  

The governor of Virginia says the shooter is believed to be a disgruntled former employee of the TV station. Police are reportedly chasing the suspect on Interstate 81 

Both Parker, 24 (left), and Ward, 27 (right), were in relationships with other employees who worked at the show. Wards fiancee was reportedly in the control room and watched as the shooting happeneds my very very sad duty to report... that Alison and Adam died this morning, WDBJs general manager came on the air to say after the incident.

Gardner was also shot in the back in the attack and was taken to the hospital where she was last reported in surgery.  

About 30 to 40 police officers are in the area, trying to track down the shooter. 

A spokesman with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries confirmed that half of their department are searching the scene on shoreline and surrounding area for the shooting. 

Meanwhile the Dudley, Burnt Chimney and Windy Gap elementary schools as well as Bedford County school have been placed on lockdown. 

No description of the suspect has been released yet. 

The shooting was caught on live TV as Ward was filming reporter Parker (left) with WDBJ conduct an interview the director of the local chamber of commerce for a segment near Bridgewater Plaza

Moneta is located in northwestern Virginia, about 40 minutes southeast of Roanoke 

Both Parker and Ward were in relationships with other employees at the news station. Ward was engaged to Melissa Ott, a news producer who was working on the show that morning and watched from the control room as the shooting happened.

It was Otts last day on the job. She was about to start a new job in Charlotte, North Carolina and Ward planned to move with her. The crew had a party earlier that morning to celebrate her last day.

Parkers boyfriend of nine months was WDBJ public safety and mental health reporter Chris Hurst, 28. 

The couple had just moved in together. Hurst took to Twitter to convey his unfathomable pain:

It was the best nine months of our lives. We wanted to get married.We just celebrated her 24th birthday, he wrote.

Hurst only revealed the relationship to viewers after the tragedy.

Ott was producing the news Wednesday morning, and it was her last day on the show. Ott was starting a new job in Charlotte and Ward was going to move with her. The news crew had a party for Ott that morning 

Ward was engaged to WDBJ news producer Melissa Ott (left). Ward pictured proposing to Ott in a photo posted to Facebook 

Parkers (left) boyfriend of nine months was WDBJ public safety and mental health reporter Chris Hurst (right). The two had recently just moved in togetherWe didnt share this publicly, but [Alison] and I were very much in love. We just moved in together. I am numb.

According to her bio at WDBJ7.com, Parker was the stations morning reporter. A local girl, Parker had spent much of her life outside Martinsville, about an hour from where she was tragically gunned down Wednesday.

Prior to her time at WDBJ, Parker worked near the Marine base Camp Lejeune for the Jacksonville, North Carolina bureau of WCTI.

She graduated from James Madison University just three years ago. While there, she interned at the local ABC/Fox affiliate and was news editor for her universitys nationally recognized newspaper, The Breeze.  

Photographer Ward was a Virginia Tech graduate who attended high school in Salem, less than an hour from the scene of his murder.

The two Virginia natives often worked together on WDBJ stories.

In April, they traveled together to Appomattox for the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War. In February, the station posted photos of the duo to Facebook as they dressed up as bride and groom at a local bridal store. 

She was the most radiant woman I ever met: Fellow anchors incredible tribute to dead girlfriend hours after she was shot dead on air 

Hurst (left) and Parker (center left) hadnt yet been together a year when they moved in together recently

The heartbroken boyfriend of Alison Parker, the Virginia reporter gunned down on air, is speaking out on his unfathomable grief mere hours after losing the woman he loved.

WDBJ health reporter Chris Hurst, 28, took to Twitter Wednesday morning to celebrate his love for Parker and to thank a community thats run to his side after Parker and her cameraman, 27-year-old Adam Ward, were killed by a crazed gunman while taping a story in near the small town of Moneta.

She was the most radiant woman I ever met. And for some reason she loved me back. She loved her family, her parents and her brother, Hurst tweeted before 10 a.m.

Hurst and Parker hadnt yet been together a year when they moved in together recently.

We were together almost nine months. It was the best nine months of our lives. We wanted to get married. We just celebrated her 24th birthday, he wrote.

While it appeared that co-workers were aware of the romance, Hurst revealed on Twitter Wednesday that their viewers were likely in the dark until the unthinkable murder shined light on the relationship.

We didnt share this publicly, but @AParkerWDBJ7 and I were very much in love. We just moved in together. I am numb, he wrote.

With Ward behind the camera, Parker was interviewing Vicki Gardner, the local chamber of commerce director, for a light-hearted segment at 6:45am when about eight shots rang out.

Screams were heard as the women ducked and the camera fell to the floor. A person dressed in all black was then seen standing nearby with what appeared to be a gun raised in one hand pointed at Ward.

The general manager at the CBS station later came on the air to confirm Parker and Wards deaths. Parker was 24 and Ward was 27.

Police say they know who the suspect is and are currently hunting down the shooter. Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe says the gunman is believed to be a disgruntled employee of the station.


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3211529/WDBJ7-reporter-Alison-Parker-Adam-Ward-shot-live-TV-Moneta-gunman.html#ixzz3jw2VES9p
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