The Murders of Alison Parker and Adam Ward
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On August 26th, 2015, WDBJ-TV 7 (The Roanoke CBS Station) reporters Alison Parker and Adam Ward were murdered on live TV. They were interviewing Vicki Gardner at the Bridgewater Plaza strip mall in Roanoke, Virginia at 6:45 when the shooting occurs. At 8:45, WDBJ-TV 7 Interrupted CBS This Morning for a special report that Alison Parker and Adam Ward was murdered by a suspect on live TV. The suspect was the former WDBJ-TV employee, Vester Lee Flanagan Jr. (who was fired in 2012). He was being chased by the police and the police killed him after he tried to murder the police. Vester Lee Flanagan was banned from Facebook and Twitter after posting his video of him murdering Alison Parker and Adam Ward. Television stations nationwide paid a tribute with the hashtag #WESTANDWITHWDBJ and paid tributes to WDBJ.
May both Alison Parker (1991-2015) and Adam Ward (1988-2015) be missed and rest in peace.