Two journalistswere shot and killed Wednesday morning while broadcasting live on from Smith Mountain Lake in Virginia.
Allison Parker and Adam Ward worked for WDBJ7, a local news station. WDBJ7 was broadcasting Parker’s interview with Vicki Gardner, head of the Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce, live when the attack took place.
Gardner suffered a gunshot wound to the back. She is currently recovering and is in stable condition.
Vester Lee Flanagan, also known as Bryce Williams, recorded himself carrying out the shooting and posted the video on his Facebookaccount. Flanagan, who worked at WDBJ7 until February 2013, afterward died from a self-inflicted gun wound.
As police continue to investigate Flanagan’s motives for the attack, the world has turned to remember the main victims for how they lived , not how they died.