US reporter, cameraman killed during live broadcast

US reporter, cameraman killed during live broadcast

American news network CBS has confirmed a reporter and a cameraman have been killed in a shooting during a live television report in Virginia.


A gunman opened fire on journalists during an interview at at Bridgewater Plaza near Smith Mountain Lake in the United States this morning.  

As they were shot, screaming was heard and the camera dropped to the ground before they cut back to studio to a stunned and confused news anchor. 

The victims have been named as 24-year-old Alison Parker and 27-year-old Adam Ward.

According to WDBJ manager Jeffrey Marks, says the shooter was still at large.

"We do not know the motive. We do not know who the suspect or who the killer is," Marks said.

WARNINGFootage below is graphic and not for sensitive viewers. 


WDBJ general manager describes deadly shooting

WATCH: WDBJ7 general manager describes the gunman who shot and killed two members of his staff during a live broadcast: "We heard screaming — and then we heard nothing."

Posted by CBS News on Wednesday, August 26, 2015

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