1 year later: Virginia journalists killed on live TV

Alison Parker, Adam Ward
This screenshot from WDBJ-TV7, in Roanoke, Va., shows reporter Alison Parker and photographer Adam Ward. Parker and Ward were killed, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, when a gunman opened fire during a live on-air interview in Moneta, Va. (Courtesy of WDBJ-TV7 via AP)

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — A Virginia television station is marking a year since two journalists were fatally shot during a live broadcast watched by thousands of viewers.

The television station, WDBJ-TV in Roanoke, held a moment of silence during Friday’s “Mornin” newscast around 6:45 a.m.

Friday marks one year since 24-year-old Alison Parker and 27-year-old Adam Ward were killed. Parker was a reporter and Ward a cameraman. They were killed by a former co-worker who later turned the weapon on himself.

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