WDBJ7 reporter Alison Parker and photographer Adam Ward were tragically gunned down on live TV Wednesday morning, and that night, Alison's boyfriend and co-worker, Chris Hurst, and father, Andy Parker, opened up to Fox News' Megyn Kelly about their horrible loss.
"I've been alternating between shock and grief," Andy explained. "It's gone back and forth, but the anger is starting to creep in there because this should not happen. It shouldn't have happened to someone like Alison."
Andy and Chris both found out about the shooting when they received text messages and phone calls that something had happened and they needed to go to the station. Andy said when he didn't receive his daily phone call from his daughter he knew something bad had happened.
"She loved us, and we were such a tight family. She always called me just to check in," he told Megyn. "I just had a gut feeling that something was wrong."
Alison, who worked the morning shift, reached out to her boyfriend when she arrived at work yesterday, per their daily tradition. "She texted me 'goodnight, sweet boy,' and that was the last that I had ever heard from her," Chris said.
Alison's boyfriend revealed that he also wasn't surprised when he found out Vester Lee Flanagan II (aka Bryce Williams) was behind the act because he was known at the station for his volatility. But Chris explained that Alison only had a "brief interaction" with the shooter when she was an intern in 2013.
Only 24 years old, Alison lived a full life, Andy and Chris agreed. "Alison and Adam carried no hate in their heart and expressed no hate or ill will," Chris added.
"Everybody that she touched loved her," her father said. "And she loved everybody back."
Throughout the day Chris tweeted and Facebooked his feelings for Alison, calling her the love of his life and "the most radiant woman I ever met." Alison's father also released a statement on behalf of the family.
"Barbara, Drew and I are numb, devastated and I find my grief unbearable. Alison was our bright, shining light and it was cruelly extinguished by yet another crazy person with a gun. She excelled at everything she did and was loved by everyone she touched. She loved us dearly, and we talked to her every single day. Not hearing her voice again crushes my soul. Our family can take solace in the fact that although her life was brief, she was so happy with it. She lived it to the fullest and her spirit will always be with us."
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