From the topic Life. A US news presenter has paid tribute to a colleague who was shot live on air. Chris Hurst revealed he'd been privately dating reporter Alison Parker for nine months before she was killed. Now Hurst, who anchors the station's six and 11 o'clock news programmes, has said he and Alison were "very much in love" and had just moved in together. We just moved in together. I am numb. Hurst described Alison Parker as radiant and the news station tweeted "We love you, Alison and Adam".
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These are external links and will open in a new window. A man, apparently a disgruntled former employee of the TV station, uploaded a video of himself shooting the reporter at close range on social media. Live updates on manhunt for gunman.
These are external links and will open in a new window. Police in the US state of Virginia say a man who shot dead two journalists who were broadcasting live on air at the time of the attack has died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The attack unfolded live before viewers' eyes at about local time GMT on Wednesday, as a local news crew filmed from a large shopping centre, Bridgewater Plaza, in the town of Moneta. WDBJ reporter Alison Parker was just beginning an interview with local businesswoman Vicki Gardner about the 50th anniversary of a nearby tourism project - the Smith Mountain Lake - when gunfire suddenly erupted. The sounds of eight gunshots could be heard, as the camera spun and dropped to the ground, and the two women ran for cover screaming. A fleeting image of the gunman, who was wearing black trousers and a blue top and holding a handgun, was captured in the footage. Ms Gardner was injured in the shooting, but police said she was in stable condition in hospital following surgery. It didn't take long for Virginia state police to identify the suspect gunman as year-old Vester Lee Flanagan, a former employee of the station.
These are external links and will open in a new window. US journalist Alison Parker was shot dead along with her cameraman while broadcasting live in - her murderer then posted the footage online. Her father, Andy, tells the Victoria Derbyshire programme about his campaign to hold social media companies accountable for the material they host. The breakfast TV interview about tourism in the town of Moneta, Virginia, was just starting when it was suddenly interrupted by the sound of gunfire. Their interviewee survived. The gunman, a disgruntled former employee called Vester Lee Flanagan, filmed their final moments then posted them on social media - footage which shocked the world. He later shot himself.