The Virginia gunman accused of killing a television reporter and cameraman live on the air Wednesday morning at 6:45 a.m. was believed to be an SF State graduate from the broadcasting department, official sources said.
“Right now all I can confirm is that a student by the name of Vester Lee Flanagan graduated from SF State in 1995 with a degree in radio and television,” said Adrianne Bee, the interim associate vice president at SF State.
Flanagan, 41, also known as Bryce Williams, was a reporter for the TV station WDBJ based out of Roanoke, Virginia, several media outlets reported.
Flanagan opened fire during an interview with Vicki Gardner, a member of the local chamber of commerce, killing reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward, according to a report by the Huffington Post. Gardner is in critical condition, according to multiple reports.
Flanagan is also in critical condition after shooting himself, according to Virginia State Police.
Additional information will be provided by the Golden Gate Xpress.