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Virginia shooting: Inside killer Vester Flanagan’s apartment – where the only decorations are pictures of himself

Published 28/08/2015 | 17:45

IMAGES have been released of the inside of Vester L. Flanagan’s apartment, giving an insight into his state of mind before he murdered two former colleagues.

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Vester Flanagan shot dead two former colleagues during a live news broadcast on Wednesday.

Video obtained by NBC news shows the inside of Flanagan’s sparsely furnished home.

The only decorations in the apartment are photographs of himself, mainly professional publicity shots taken during his broadcast career.

During the search officers also found a number of sex toys.

On Wednesday, Flanagan opened fire on WDBJ reporter Alison Parker, 24, and cameraman Adam Ward, 27, during a live broadcast in Virginia on Wednesday, killing both of them. He later turned the gun on himself.

Investigators believe that Flanagan held a grudge after being fired from the station two years ago.

During the incident he refused to leave the building and was escorted out by police.

He filed a lawsuit against the company which was later dismissed

Yesterday Alison Parker's father Andy Parker spoke about the need for increased gun control laws in the United States.

“We’re not talking about, you know, someone going to Syria and being in the cross hairs of ISIL,” he said to CNN.

“We’re talking about two young people that were doing a benign story about a Marina opening and someone, a crazy person with a gun shoots them. And I know the NRA (National Rifle Association) — I can hear it now. They’re going to say, ‘Oh gee, if they were carrying, this never would have happened.”

“[Well] if Alison or Adam had been carrying an AK 47 it wouldn’t have made any difference. They couldn’t have seen this thing coming.”

He added: “I’m challenging you the media, because again, this was one of your own, and I know how the business works.

"It’s a great story for a couple of days and then it goes to the back burner and nothing happens.

"But I can promise you and I can promise the American people I’m not going to rest until I see something get done here.”

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