UPDATE: After millions have reviewed the shooting via the video above, Youtube Phenomenon Conspiracy Dude put together an evident short, revealing why many believe this incident is a HOAX. Whether you believe it or not, there are points made by Conspiracy Dude that don't seem to be inaccurate, as all these events have been proven to be true. What do you think? Watch the video below for the intriguing breakdown.
UPDATE: First Person camera from the shooter (id'd as Bryce Williams) , who filmed this killing and posted the clip to Social Media. Viewer Discretion is STRONGLY ADVISED.
UPDATE: WDBJ is now reporting that the suspect, Vester Flanagan, is not dead after a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The station says that he is currently in "critical condition"
Flanagan was a former on-air personality for the station and went by the alias "Bryce Williams." His Facebook and Twitter pages, which are down now, feature disturbing comments claiming racial comments made at work. (via Complex)
Such a tragedy, it is.
According to CNN:
"A manhunt is underway for a gunman who fatally shot a local news reporter and photographer on live television during an interview outside Moneta, Virginia, on Wednesday morning.
Alison Parker was interviewing a woman at approximately 6:45 a.m. when shots rang out. Both women screamed.
As the camera fell to the ground, the audience caught the briefest glimpse of a man who appeared to pointing a gun toward the downed cameraman.
The station cut away to a shocked anchor, Kimberly McBroom, back in the studio.
Parker, 24, and Adam Ward, 27, were killed in the shooting at Bridgewater Plaza near Moneta, the station reported later.
The woman being interviewed, Vicki Gardner, executive director of the Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce, was shot in the back and is in surgery, said Barb Nocera, the chamber's special projects manager said.
The gunman is believed to have fired six or seven times, WDBJ General Manager Jeff Marks said.
He remains on the loose. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is participating in the manhunt, while the ATF and FBI are participating in the investigation. Area schools are on lockdown.
Authorities know the identity of the man believed to be the shooter, a law enforcement official told CNN."