Re-posted by Nicholas Stix
Thanks to Prince George’s County Ex-Pat for this article.
All I know is that reporter Alison Parker and photographer Adam Ward covered stories together every day, obviously enjoyed working together, and sometimes goofed off during stories. Parker had been dating one of the station’s anchors, Chris Hurst, for nine months, according to Hurst. They were doing a live interview, at the time of the murderous ambush attack. No word yet on the shooter, who remains at large.
Two WDBJ7 employees killed in attack at Bridgewater Plaza
Reporter Alison Parker and photographer Adam Ward were attacked during a live broadcast
By Web Staff
Aug 26, 2015, 7:27 A.M. EDT; updated at 10:16 A.M.
MONETA, Va. -
Two WDBJ7 employees were killed Wednesday morning in an attack at Bridgewater Plaza.
Two WDBJ7 employees were killed in an attack Wednesday morning at Bridgewater Plaza on Smith Mountain Lake.
This happened during a live broadcast around 6:45 a.m.
Police are looking for a suspect who apparently opened fire on WDBJ7 photographer Adam Ward and WDBJ7 reporter Alison Parker.
Adam was 27-years-old [sic]. Alison just turned 24.
Both were from the WDBJ7 viewing area.
Adam graduated from Salem High School and Virginia Tech.
Alison grew up in Martinsville and attended Patrick Henry Community College and James Madison University.
Law enforcement is on scene following an incident at Bridgewater Plaza.
The incident happened during a WDBJ7 live report.
Deputies from Franklin County and Bedford County are on scene.
Bridgewater Plaza is on Smith Mountain Lake.
Check back soon for more updates.