Update:Virginia TV Journalists' Murderer Kills Himself.

Wednesday, 26 August 2015 - 19:21


Two television journalists were killed during live broadcasts in Virginia, shot by a suspect who was a former employee of the TV station and who called himself "powder keg" of anger over what he saw as racial discrimination at work and elsewhere in United States.

Later, the man who shot the two journalists on live TV in the US state of Virginia has died after shooting himself.

Vester Lee Flanagan 41 who is an African American, was an ex-employee of the WDBJ7 TV known professionally as Bryce Williams.

Two of its reporters Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward were killed some seven hours earlier during an interview in the town of Moneta.

The White House has urged Congress to rapidly pass gun control laws in the wake of this latest shooting in the US.

The attack was intended to avenge the Charleston shootings earlier this year - a suspected hate crime in which a white gunman killed 9 parishioners at an African-American church.

Update: Wednesday, 26 August 2015 - 7:40

Two US TV journalists shot dead on air

Two journalists have been shot dead during a live TV report in the US state of Virginia.
Reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward were killed during an interview in Bedford County.

During the live broadcast, shots could be heard, sending the reporter and the person she was interviewing running.

Police say they are investigating the incident and still searching for the suspect.

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