Virginia TV station marks 1 year since fatal on-air shooting

A reporter and photographer were killed on live TV on Aug. 26, 2015, in Moneta, Va. The suspect, a former station employee, later died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. (Source: Credit: WDBJ-TV via AP)

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — A Virginia television station is marking a year since two journalists were fatally shot during a live broadcast watched by thousands of viewers.

The television station, WDBJ-TV in Roanoke, held a moment of silence during Friday’s “Mornin” newscast around 6:45 a.m.

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Friday marks one year since 24-year-old Alison Parker and 27-year-old Adam Ward were killed. Parker was a reporter and Ward a cameraman. They were killed by a former co-worker who later turned the weapon on himself.

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