Published On: Wed, Aug 26th, 2015

CBS reporter and cameraman were shot and killed just off camera during a live interview

VIDEO: The killer of the WDBJ reporter and cameraman made himself, and posted it on Facebook.

Television journalists at a CBS affiliate in Virginia were shot and killed during a live broadcast Wednesday morning, and authorities said the suspected shooter, a former disgruntled employee at the station, shot himself after being confronted by police on an interstate highway.

WDBJ reporter Alison Parker was interviewing an economic development official about local tourism as eight shots rang out. She screamed, ran and could be heard saying “Oh my God, ” as she too was shot. Adam Ward’s camera captured a fleeting image, including the face, of a man holding a handgun.

The suspected gunman, identified as Vester Flanagan, a 41-year-old former WDBJ-TV reporter who went by the name Bryce Williams on air, is in custody with “life-threatening injuries, ” police said.

The victims, WDBJ-TV reporter Alison Parker, 24, and Adam Ward,  her 27-year-old cameraman, died shortly after the shooting, which occurred at approximately 6:45 a.m. at Bridgewater Plaza in Moneta, Va., near Smith Mountain Lake.

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