The WDBJ-7 reporters were killed as they interviewed a woman who was also wounded in the attack allegedly carried out by a disgruntled former employee of the local TV station.
"You don’t expect something like this to happen, a mass shooting like this to happen in your community. It really just hit home. I feel like I knew Alison personally even though I only saw her on TV but she always brighten out my morning watching her on
The journalists shot dead were reporter Alison Parker, 24 and cameraman Adam Ward, 27.
Hours after the shooting he sent a
Flanagan said the shooting was sparked by the June 17 mass shooting at a black church in Charleston, South Carolina. Nine people were killed, and a white man has been charged in that rampage.