Celebrities React to the Killing of WDBJ7 Reporter Alison Parker and Photographer Adam Ward

Both were shot dead in the middle of an on-air interview

By Francesca Bacardi Aug 26, 2015 4:33 PMTags
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Virginia is facing a terrible tragedy Wednesday morning, as WDBJ7 reporter Alison Parker, 24, and WDBJ7 photographer Adam Ward, 27, were killed while conducting an interview around 6:45 a.m. local time in Moneta, Va., the TV station announced Wednesday.

The shooter, identified as Vester Lee Flanagan II (he went by Bryce Williams at the news station), 41, shot and killed himself only a few hours later.

Celebrities and politicians have turned to social media to react to the horrible news, tweeting their love, support and prayers for the fallen reporters and their families. Here is what stars are saying:

Amy Schumer retweeted this tweet:

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