#WeStandWithWDBJ: Journalists Stand in Solidarity With Victims of the WDBJ Shooting

Shannel Douglas

The world was in tears from shock and horror after news spread that two journalists were killed Wednesday morning during a live news broadcast in Virginia. WDBJ7 TV reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward were shot dead by Vester Lee Flanagan II, a disgruntled former employee of the station, known professionally as Bryce Williams, who committed suicide after killing his former colleagues. 

As people began trying to make sense of the senseless, #WeStandWithWDBJ trended on social media as a tribute to the slain journalists. Vicki Chen, a 24-year-old investigative producer with KVUE in Austin, Texas, started the #WeStandWithWDBJ hashtag, and other journalists followed suit.



On Thursday, WDBJ7 held a moment of silence for Parker and Ward as employees of the station still try to comprehend why their colleagues were killed. 

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