We’ve gotten several messages from people who’re saying we’re making things worse and that we’re “part of the problem” if we tell the truth about this angry black man who shot two people in cold blood because he had a HUGE chip on his shoulder. Victimhood has become the battle cry for so many in the black community when they PERCEIVE they’ve been wronged in some way. Vester Flanagan had a history of black victimhood like the boy who cried wolf…it’s been reported that everyone was pretty relieved when he was fired. Telling the truth about what happened is what all the pc media spinners haven’t been doing for so long. We are the NEW MEDIA and we don’t do that. We believe it’s not helping anyone by covering up the truth. It is what it is…
The suspect accused of killing two WDBJ7 employees died at a hospital in Northern Virginia, according to Franklin County Sheriff Bill Overton.
Vester Flanagan died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound at a Fairfax hospital around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. He is a former WDBJ7 employee.
Officials believe he shot and killed WDBJ7’s Adam Ward and Alison Parker during a live broadcast Wednesday.
Flanagan’s personal car was found at the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport. Flanagan rented a separate car.
Around 11:30 a.m., law enforcement tried to stop Flanagan on Interstate 66 in Fauquier County but he refused to stop. Shortly after, he shot himself.
Flanagan sent a lengthy fax about the attack to a New York media organization.
Deputies believe Flanagan opened fire on WDBJ7 photographer Adam Ward and WDBJ7 reporter Alison Parker around 6:45 a.m. during a live broadcast at Bridgewater Plaza, which is on Smith Mountain Lake.
Vicki Gardner of the Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce was also injured in the shooting. She had surgery and is recovering.
Adam was 27-years-old. Alison just turned 24.
Both Adam and Alison were from the WDBJ7 viewing area.
Adam graduated from Salem High School and Virginia Tech.
Alison grew up in Martinsville and attended Patrick Henry Community College and James Madison University.
Flanagan worked at WDBJ7 for less than a year. He started at WDBJ7 on March 29, 2012. His employment was terminated on February 1, 2013.