Roanoke TV station WDBJ stopped its morning show today at 6:45 AM local time to have a moment of silence for Alison Parker and Adam Ward, the two journalists shot and killed live on camera 24 hours earlier during the CBS affiliate’s show during a stand-up shot in Moneta, VA. Today’s tribute followed a series of vigils for the pair, who were the target of disgruntled former station employee and anchor Vester Flanagan, who planned and filmed the shooting, uploading the video and photos of the act on his social media feeds afterward. He shot and killed himself later that morning as police closed in on a Virginia highway.
Vicki Gardner of the Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce, who was being interviewed on-air by Parker at the time for a story about local tourism, had surgery yesterday after being shot a single time in the chest. She was upgraded to good condition this morning.
The video of the WDBJ’s moment of silence is above.