Aug 26, 2015 12:41 PM
WARNING: EXTEMELY DISTURBING VIDEO from alleged Virginia shooter Vester Flanagan posted to Facebook, Twitter
The suspect in the Virginia shooting that took place live on air and killed 2 journalists is Vester Lee Flanagan II, 41, of Roanoke, said Becky Coyner with dispatch and records at the Augusta County Sheriff's Office. The station said Flanagan appeared on air as Bryce Williams.
Video of the shooting was later posted on the Twitter account and Facebook page of Bryce Williams, who was on the staff at WDBJ. We have the video. Please, before you play it, it is VERY GRAPHIC. It is VERY DISTURBING. If you'd still like to watch it, you can find it here.
It showed an outstretched arm holding the handgun and firing repeatedly at Parker as she tried to run away.
The shooter appeared to walk up to the victims and stand a few feet away from them while holding the weapon. The three, in the midst of a live TV interview, do not seem to notice the gunman, who doesn't start shooting until Ward points the camera at Parker and Gardner.
Parker is heard screaming and is seen running away as shots are fired. Roughly 15 shots can be heard, including several that were fired after the video goes dark.