According to ABC News A shooting on live television has left a reporter and a cameraman dead, according to their news station.
Alison Parker, 24, and Adam Ward, 27, were killed in the field during a live news segment this morning in Moneta, Virginia, according to their station, WDBJ-TV, a CBS affiliate serving the Roanoke-Lynchburg television market.
A third person was injured in the shooting, sources familiar with the situation said. Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe described the unnamed alleged gunman in a radio interview as a disgruntled employee of the station whom police are currently pursuing, adding that an arrest is “imminent.”
The incident was reported at 6:45 a.m. and the Franklin County sheriff confirmed that it is considered an active-shooter situation, adding that the suspect is believed to be male. Franklin County school officials said three schools are on lockdown in the area of the shooting and that police officers are offering additional security.
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