Parker and Ward are fatally shot on live television during an interview with Gardner outside Bridgewater Plaza, Moneta, VA. While Parker is interviewing a woman, shots ring out. Both women scream and Ward falls to the ground. The audience sees a glimpse of a man who appears to be pointing a gun toward Ward. The station cuts away to a shocked anchor, Kimberly McBroom, back in the studio. Gardner is shot in the back and taken to hospital.
Killed on live TV
Shooting on LIVE TV!!! WDBJ7 Reporter & Photographer Killed Bridgewater Plaza, Virginia