First on Fox… Shocking new details about a double-murder captured on live television. A former colleague taking aim at two journalists and their interview subject. Fox News correspondent David Lee Miller is in New York with more.
A reporter and a photographer doing a routine live interview in Virginia. As viewers of WDBJ watched, a gunman opened fire on the two of them and a member of the Chamber of Commerce who was being interviewed. Both the reporter Alison Parker and photographer Adam Ward were killed. His camera capturing a quick image of the suspect – Vester lee Flanagan II- a former employee of the station who was also known as Bryce Williams.
Posted on his own Facebook page, the shooter apparently recorded the whole thing from his point of view.
“The suspect from this incident the shooting died at Fairfax Innova hospital in northern Virginia of a self- inflicted gunshot wound.”
The general manager of the TV station appearing on his station. “After many incidents of his anger coming to the fore, we dismissed him and he did not take that well. We had to call the police to escort him from the building’.
White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest says this is another example of the need for stronger gun control.
“This is another example of gun violence that is becoming all too common in communities large and small all across the United States.”
The shooter had trouble in the past. He sued a Tallahassee television station 15 years ago for racial discrimination. That station denied the allegations.
In New York, David Lee Miller, Fox News.