A former on-air employee of WBDJ-TV in Roanoke, Virginia videotaped the killing of two of his former colleagues during a live broadcast on the TV station this morning. Vester Lee Flanagan, who used the on-air name Bryce Williams, has been identified as the shooter. Dead are reporter Alison Parker and TV cameraman Adam Ward. Flanagan uploaded the video he took to his Twitter account shortly after the shooting. Flanagan fled the scene and later committed suicide on I-66 in Virginia according to earlier news reports. Later news reports say Flanagan is still alive. Vicki Gardner, a local chamber of commerce official being interviewed by Parker at the time of the shooting was also shot in the attack but managed to survive. Flanagan accused Parker, who replaced him at the TV station, of making racial comments about him and for Ward reporting him to HR in a Twitter rant around the time of the shooting.
Suspected shooter Vester Flanagan, on-air name Bryce Williams, has posted this on Twitter: #WDBJ pic.twitter.com/y4rrcsQTwQ— News2Share (@news_2_share) August 26, 2015