A reporter and a cameraman have been shot dead live on air during a television broadcast in the United States.
A "disgruntled employee" is suspected of shooting two
WDBJ7</a> journalists in Virginia: <a href="http://t.co/Z6kiOkgnKD">http://t.co/Z6kiOkgnKD</a> <a href="http://t.co/qwb0scGRIi">pic.twitter.com/qwb0scGRIi</a></p>— Wall Street Journal (WSJ) August 26, 2015
24-year-old reporter Alison Parker and 27-year-old camera operator Adam Ward were attacked during a morning interview at a shopping centre in Bedford County in the state of Virginia.
VA shooter Vester Lee Flanagan is a former employee of
WDBJ7</a>, reported under the name Bryce Williams <a href="http://t.co/3qBDgQ684q">pic.twitter.com/3qBDgQ684q</a></p>— CBS News (CBSNews) August 26, 2015
The suspect was identified in media reports as Vester Lee Flanagan. He is said to be a disgruntled former employee of the TV station which also employed the journalists, WDBJ7.
A police manhunt swung into operation. The alleged perpetrator has reportedly been found with gunshot wounds.
The company says they have no idea about a possible motive.