Twenty-four hours after two of their colleagues were murdered live on their show, the hosts of WDBJ’s Mornin’ returned to the air to honor slain reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward. “Joining hands here on the desk,” anchor Kimberly McBroom said after a moment of silence. “It’s the only way to do it.”
After shooting a Virginia reporter and her cameraman at point blank this morning, Bryce Williams reportedly faxed ABC News a 23-page manifesto before calling the network to confess his involvement. In portions of the document, which were published today by the network, Williams expresses admiration for other recent mass shootings and claims he was mistreated because he was a gay black man.
Bryce Williams, the alleged shooter from this morning’s on-air murders in Roanoke, VA, has posted videos of the shooting to his Twitter and Facebook accounts, both of which have since been suspended. The first video posted to Twitter shows Williams approaching reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward as they interview Vicki Gardner on live on WDBJ.