Suspect in Virginia TV Double Killing Shoots Himself

Crime | August 26, 2015, Wednesday // 19:54|  views

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The suspect in the killing of two television journalists in Virginia, US has shot himself on a higway in Fauquier County, according to state police, international news outlets reported on Wednesday.

WDBJ7, a CBS affiliate where the two journalists worked, identified the attacker as its former news reporter Vester Lee Flanagan. He was employed by WDBJ7 in 2012-2013.

The journalists were filming an interview for the morning news show of WDBJ7 in Roanoke, Virginia earlier on Wednesday. In the broadcast, shots were heard and the reporter and the person being interviewed screamed and ducked for cover, Reuters said.

According to local media reports, Flanagan had filed a lawsuit against WDBJ, alleging discrimination by the whole station, naming most of the staff of his complaint, the BBC said. The case was dismissed by a judge in July last year.


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