US shootings: suspect dies of gunshot wounds

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US shootings: suspect dies of gunshot wounds

The man suspected of shooting a TV reporter and her cameraman dead during a live interview is rushed to hospital in the US.

Vester Lee Flanagan was found with gunshot wounds after a police manhunt in the state of Virginia.

He later died from his injuries.

How did events unfold?

24-year-old Alison Parker died along with 27-year-old Adam Ward.

They were attacked while filming a morning interview for local TV station WDBJ7 in Bedford County.

Flanagan, whose on-air name was Bryce Williams, was a former employee of the station and a former colleague of both.

He filmed a video of the attack and posted it on social media.

Speculation over a motive

The TV station says it has no idea about a possible motive for the killings.

Speculation, however, is rife. Reports claim that Flanagan may have harboured a personal grudge against both his victims.

He reportedly filed a lawsuit against the TV station alleging discrimination, but the case was dismissed in July 2014.

It is also claimed the 41-year-old had accused the murdered reporters of making racist comments.