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Old 08-26-15, 08:10 AM
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This is beyond fucked up. As someone who works in television with a sports reporter for a wife, this better not turn into the next fucking thing to do.
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Random angry gunman, or something to say about the news? If it was a statement, he should have gunned down some people at the cable news station (I don't know how I'd feel about that). I can't see any reason for someone to be angry at local fluff news.
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No snarky comments here. That's just horrible.
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Absolutely tragic.

All the reports I'm seeing are that the camera man and reporter were killed. And that was the shooter that was shown in the clip as the camera went to the ground?
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Photo of the shooter circulating on twitter/social media:

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Holy. Crap.
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horrible, horrible....the reporter was 24 and the cameraman 27
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Surreal. I mean, you see this in movies, but that image was the last thing that a real person saw in their lifetime.
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The local station live stream coverage.

http://www.wdbj7.com/video/livestreaming
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Early unconfirmed reports that they were engaged to each other too.
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Early unconfirmed reports that they were engaged to each other too.
No. They were each involved with other workers are the station. I just saw the anchors say they had a party just this morning for the camera man's fiance who's last day at the station was today.

The reporter was involved with the co-anchor of the show.
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No. They were each involved with other workers are the station.
Yep. That link I posted has co-workers talking about them. The camera man's fiancée was celebrating her last day at the station and he had remarked to others that he was going to get out of the news business.

Tremendously sad.
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This is terrifying. What the fuck.
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Reporter's boyfriend, who was a co-anchor at the station - https://twitter.com/chrishurstwdbj
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These things are almost never random. Hopefully they'll be able to figure out who this is. At least they got at least a partial image of the guy.
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So sad.
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Not much seems to be known about the condition and well-being of the lady who was being interviewed. Her account of what happened would be hard to imagine.
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Fuck this world.
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Not much seems to be known about the condition and well-being of the lady who was being interviewed. Her account of what happened would be hard to imagine.
Saw a retweet...she may be in surgery for being shot in the back.
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The fuck is wrong with people?
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https://twitter.com/chrishurstwdbj

Very sad...
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Chilling. Just...why?
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Seeing reports that the suspect is currently being chased north on I-81.
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BREAKING: @GovernorVA says shooter believed to be "disgruntled employee" of @WDBJ7. Troopers in pursuit now.
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Seeing Twitter reports that the gunman may be a former station employee

Dex14 beat me to it.

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