A gunman opened fire on a TV news crew conducting a live broadcast from a shopping center in Virginia on Wednesday morning.
WDBJ confirmed that reporter Allison Parker, 24, and cameraman Adam Ward, 27, were killed in the shooting.
It is with extreme sadness that we report WDBJ7′s Alison Parker and Adam Ward were killed in an attack this morning. http://t.co/oC9s4vLJXV
— WDBJ7 (@WDBJ7) August 26, 2015
Nearby Bedford County schools are currently on lockdown as police search for the shooter who is believed to be a disgruntled ex-employee.
Bedford, Botetourt and Roanoke County schools are all on partial lockdown (students not allowed outdoors).
— Sara Gregory (@saragregory) August 26, 2015
Video footage of the incident shows a chilling glimpse of the gunman. Warning: disturbing video