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Two US Media Staff Gunned Down on Air in Virginia

26 August 2015

Two members of WDBJ7 TV crew, a CBS affiliated in the US state of Virginia, were shot dead by a gunman during a live report from a shopping centre. The gunman , suspected to be a former WDBJ7 TV employee, opened fire on 24-year-old journalist Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward in the middle of a live interview, killing both of them, reports said. The killings brought to 70 the total number of journalists and media staff killed so far since the start of the year, according to IFJ records.

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