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Police: Gunman who killed TV news crew died at hospital

Journalists Alison Parker and Adam Ward died after they were shot on live TV. (Source: WDBJ/Twitter) Journalists Alison Parker and Adam Ward died after they were shot on live TV. (Source: WDBJ/Twitter)

Two journalists died Wednesday morning in a shooting caught on camera. The official they were interviewing was wounded, and is now out of surgery and in stable condition. The killer, a former colleague of the reporters, shot himself few hours later when confronted by police. 

The suspect died at the hospital at about 1:30 p.m., according to Brian Moran, Virginia secretary of public safety.

Reporter Alison Parker, 24, and photographer Adam Ward, 27, died shortly after 6:45 a.m. ET. WDBJ general manager Jeff Marks reported the deaths on live TV at 8:45 a.m. The woman who was being interviewed is Vicki Gardner, head of the Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce.

The killer, Vester L. Flanagan, shot himself when police confronted him on Interstate 66 in Faquier County, VA, which is about 175 miles northeast of the site of the shootings, WDBJ reported.

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