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Manager: 2 US TV station workers fatally shot on air

General manager of US TV station: 2 crew members shot, killed on air in Virginia

Manager: 2 US TV station workers fatally shot on air

MONETA, Virginia (AP) -- Gunfire erupted Wednesday as a television reporter conducted a live on-air interview in Virginia, killing the reporter and a cameraman.

Jeffrey A. Marks, general manager of WDBJ-TV, identified the two killed as Alison Parker and Adam Ward.

Video shows a female reporter interviewing someone about tourism on Bridgewater Plaza in Franklin County. She was smiling when suddenly at least eight shots were heard. The camera appeared to drop to the ground. The reporter can be heard screaming.

The station then switches back to a shot of an anchor back at the station, who has a shocked expression on her face.

In a tweet, the station says "We love you, Alison and Adam."

The station's website says Ward was 27 and a graduate of Virginia Tech. Parker just turned 24 and attended James Madison University.

It was not clear who the shooter was.

The station is based in Roanoke, Virginia, and serves the southwest and central part of the state. The shopping mall where the incident happened is just off Smith Mountain Lake in Moneta, southeast of Roanoke.

Updated : 2021-09-17 09:38 GMT+08:00