Moneta, Virginia: Two journalists were shot dead during a live TV report in the US state of Virginia, their employer confirmed, media reported on Wednesday.
WDBJ7 TV reporter Alison Parker, 24, and cameraman Adam Ward, 27, were killed while an interview was being aired in Moneta, Bedford County early Wednesday, the CNN-affiliate WDBJ TV station said.
During the live broadcast, shots could be heard, sending reporter Parker and the person she was interviewing screaming.
Police said they are investigating the incident and were searching for the suspect.
The station says in tweets and in a story on its website that the incident happened at a shopping center. The station says law enforcement officials are on the scene.
The station is based in Roanoke, Virginia, and serves the southwest and central part of the state. The shopping mall is just off Smith Mountain Lake.
Moneta is southeast of Roanoke.