WDBJ7 reporter, photographer killed while on air

Police are searching for a person who they say shot at multiple people Wednesday morning, killing WDBJ7’s Alison Parker and Adam Ward at the Bridgewater Plaza near Smith Mountain Lake.

MONETA, Vir.  (WSLS 10) – Police are searching for a person who they say shot at multiple people Wednesday morning, killing WDBJ7’s Alison Parker, reporter, and Adam Ward, photographer, at the Bridgewater Plaza near Smith Mountain Lake. Both the reporter and photographer have died.

According to Franklin County Sheriff Department’s Spokesperson Phillip Young, the shooting occurred at the Bedford County-Franklin County line in Moneta at 6:45 a.m. Wednesday, August 26.

WDBJ7 says the shooting occurred during their live shot and are asking for your prayers. 

Members with Bedford, Franklin County, and Virginia State Police are on scene. Sgt. Ryan Young with the Virginia Dept. of Game and Inland Fisheries confirmed half a dozen of their department are on scene searching the shoreline and surrounding area.

Police say they continue to look for the shooter at this time and are hoping to get a description out to the public shortly. This incident remains under investigation.

At this time Bedford County Public Schools are on perimeter lock-down until further notice, according to the superintendent. For those students on their way to school, officials say they will be secured upon arrival.

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