Our hearts could not be more broken. The WDBJ team held an emotional moment of silence on their show exactly 24 hours after reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward were shot and killed during a live broadcast.
The employees at WDBJ are in so much pain following the death of two of their own co-workers — Alison Parker, 24, and Adam Ward, 27. The reporter and cameraman were murdered by a previously fired co-worker on August 26. To honor their lives, the WDBJ team started their morning with a moment of silence at exactly 6:45am, the time in which Alison and Adam were killed the morning before. Watch the super sad moment below.
Adam and Alison were both shot and killed by Vester Flanagan, 41, while they conducting an interview with Smith Mountain Lake Chamber Director Vicki Gardner at a Bridgewater Plaza near Moneta on Aug. 26
Vester was a former WDBJ employee, who had been fired. Hours after he shot and killed Adam and Alison, Vester tweeted that Adam and Alison had both done things to upset him — Adam allegedly went to HR about Vester and Alison had said “racist comments” in the past.
Vester not only filmed himself shooting Adam, Alison and Vicki, but he also posted the videos on to his Twitter account, which has since been removed from the internet. While he was on the run from police, he called ABC News, told them he murdered two innocent people and proceeded to fax them his 23-page suicide note, where he called Charleston shooter Dylann Roof and Columbine killers Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold his heroes. He then shot himself on Highway I66 in Virginia and died a while later in the hospital.
Our thoughts and sympathies continue to go out to Alison and Adam’s friends, family and coworkers during this tragedy.
— Shira Benozilio