A man with a gun used it as it was intended to be used, pointing it at three human beings and pulling the trigger this morning in Roanoke Virginia.
Video exists of the shooting, in which two journalists from the television station WDBJ were shot to death live on air. As the cameraman falls to the ground he captures an image of the shooter’s face. Do not watch it unless you want to have your day ruined.
Per the New York Times:
According to WDBJ, the Roanoke affiliate of CBS, the two journalists, Alison Parker, 24, and Adam Ward, a 27-year-old photographer, were covering a story at Bridgewater Plaza, a lakeside shopping and recreational sports plaza, when they were shot.
A video of the shooting, which contains disturbing footage, was distributed online shortly after the episode. In the video, Ms. Parker is seen interviewing a woman, and then jumping back and screaming as shots ring out. Eight shots can be heard before the camera cuts back to an anchor at the station.
According to The Roanoke Times, the woman being interviewed was Vicki Gardner, head of the Smith Mountain Lake Chamber of Commerce. She was shot in the back and is in surgery, the paper reported.
President Obama is expected to offer his prayers for the families of the victims presently, and nothing else, because no one is ever going to do anything about this.