Screen grabs of the video recorded by the killer were captured by CBS before being removed from social media.
The shooter was chased by police when he crashed but not before shooting himself. He was pronounced dead at 2:30 pm. The shooter identified by police as Vester Lee Flanagan II, 41, apparently worked at the sation under the name Bryce Williams posted a video of the murder on twitter. The video and account have since been removed by Twitter.
Jeffrey A. Marks, general manager of CBS Roanoke affiliate WDBJ-TV, identified the two killed as Alison Parker and Adam Ward.
Planet Transgender extends our deepest sympathies to the family, friends and viewers of WDBJ-TV Roanoke Va. This is not trans specific news however it is the feeling of this author that this blatant murder affects the whole of journalism and reflects on each of our work daily regardless of how or what we identify as. Therefore it is our responsiblity to report on it and bring this heinous crime from the shadows.
Warning the first video shows the actual murder taking place.