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WDBJ Reporter, Cameraman Shot Dead On Live TV

The suspect in the case shot himself after a huge manhunt in Virginia.

Editor's Note: Updates on this story will be added as they become available.

>> WDBJ reporter and cameraman shot live on camera in Moneta, Virginia on Wednesday morning (Aug. 26).

>> Alison Parker, 24 and Adam Ward, 27, were fatally wounded and local businesswoman was in surgery at press time.

>> Police were searching for person of interest in the case, Vester L. Flanagan, a.k.a. Bryce Williams.

>> Flanagan's Twitter account suspended after alleged tirade about victims.

>> ABC News says it received a 23-page fax from someone purporting to be Flanagan before the shooting.

>> Flanagan shot self after being confronted by police on a Virginia highway.

Schools are on lockdown and a manhunt was underway in Moneta, Virginia, on Wednesday morning (Aug. 26) after a local TV reporter and cameraman were shot dead on live TV while filing a story from a local shopping center. According to CNN, WDBJ reporter Alison Parker, 24, was interviewing a chamber of commerce spokesperson around 6:45 a.m. when shots rang out.

Parker's cameraman, Adam Ward, 27, fell to the ground after being hit by gunfire, while Parker was apparently hit as she attempted to flee.

Local viewers caught a brief glimpse of the gunman's face as Ward's camera fell and Franklin County Police believe they have a name of the suspected shooter and a license plate number to aid in their search. The businesswoman who was being interviewed, Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce executive director Vicki Gardner, was shot in the back and was in surgery at press time.

Ward was reportedly engaged to one of the station's producers -- who was working at the time of the incident and likely watched the shooting of her fiancee unfold live. Parker was engaged to one of the station's anchors, Chris Hurst, who shared his grief about the murders shortly after they took place.

The FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are also involved in the manhunt.

"We do not know the motive. We do not know who the killer is," WDBJ General Manager Jeff Marks told CNN. "We do know the Franklin County sheriff ... they are working very diligently to track down both the motive and the person responsible for this terrible crime against two fine journalists."

Hours after the shooting, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe told a Washington, D.C. radio station that authorities were in active pursuit of the suspect -- though a state police source later told CNN that was not accurate -- and McAuliffe suggested it's possible he was a disgruntled employee at the station.

A person of interest in the case, 41-year-old Vester L. Flanagan (also known on-air as Bryce Williams while working as a reporter for WDBJ), was reportedly being sought by authorities for questioning in the midst of the manhunt. Flanagan's social media accounts were suspended after he allegedly posted a rant against the two reporters and footage of the shooting. ABC News reported that it had received a 23-page document from someone claiming to be Flanagan sometime between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, but did not share the contents of that document, which they turned over to authorities.

Sources told CNN that authorities confronted Flanagan after stopping him on a Virginia's Interstate 66 highway hours after the shooting and he reportedly shot himself.

Flanagan died a short time later of self-inflicted gun-shot wounds.