VIRGINIA: Two television journalists were shot and killed in Virginia on Wednesday morning while conducting a live television interview, their station, WDBJ7 said.
The incident occurred during a live broadcast in Bedford County, when shots could be heard, sending the reporter screaming and ducking for cover.
The station said that reporter Alison Parker, 24, and cameraman Adam Ward, 27, died in the incident.
Parker and Ward were filming a feature segment for the morning news programme at Bridgewater Plaza, a shopping and recreation plaza.
WDBJ7 is a local affiliate of CBS Roanoke. The station’s general manager, Jeff Marks, appeared live on air to tell viewers, "It’s my very, very sad duty to report… that Alison and Adam died this morning."
He added: "We do not know the motive, we do not know who the killer is."
According to reports, the two journalists were both engaged.