Wednesday 25 April 2018

Woman who survived on-air shooting that killed two TV journalists is released from hospital

Journalists Alison Parker and Adam Ward, who were murdered live on TV by Vester Flanagan
Journalists Alison Parker and Adam Ward, who were murdered live on TV by Vester Flanagan

The woman who survived an on-air shooting that killed two TV journalists in Virginia has been released from hospital.

Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital spokesman Chris Turnbull said Vicki Gardner was released on Monday.

Ms Gardner, the executive director of the Smith Mountain Lake Chamber of Commerce, was answering questions about the community on live television when the shooting took place on August 26.

Her husband, Tim Gardner, has said doctors removed one of her kidneys and some of her colon.

The gunman, Vester Flanagan, ambushed WDBJ-TV cameraman Adam Ward and reporter Alison Parker during the interview at the Smith Mountain Lake Visitor Centre.

Mr Parker and Ms Ward died of gunshot wounds to the head and body. Flanagan fatally shot himself after a police chase.

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