Local leaders respond to deadly Virginia shooting
INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Two employees of WDBJ-TV news were shot to death during a live report on Wednesday in Moneta Virginia by a former employee.
Officials say the shooting happened at 6:45 a.m. at the Bridgewater Plaza near Smith Mountain Lake. An interviewer was also shot and is listed in stable condition.
Following the shooting Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Chief Rick Hite issued a statement about the tragedy.
Governor Mike Pence sent out a series of tweets about the days event.
Captain Jeff Rasche Hancock County Sheriff’s Department also released this statement.
Virginia State Police believe Vester Flanagan, the suspect shooter, took police on a brief chase on Interstate 66 before his vehicle went off the road. Police say he shot himself but was in critical condition.
WDBJ confirmed the victims of the shooting were 24-year-old Alison Parker and 27-year-old Adam Ward.