UPDATE: The shooter has been identified as Bryce Williams, a former WDBJ employee, who posted video of the shooting on social media.
The original Zap2it story continues below.
MONETA, Va. – A reporter and photographer from local news station WDBJ 7 TV in Roanoke were shot and killed during a live news interview on Wednesday morning.
The shooting occurred at Smith Mountain Lake in Moneta, Virginia.
Alison Parker, 24, and Adam Ward, 27, died as a result of the shooting, WDBJ confirmed on Wednesday.
During a live interview at Bridgewater Plaza around 6:45 a.m., approximately eight gunshots are heard Parker is seen interviewing someone on-screen. The camera then drops to the ground and the broadcast cuts back to the anchor desk.
The video captures an image of the what’s believed to be the suspected shooter before it cuts away.