At 6.45am on 26th August, the American people permitted the murder of Alison Parker and Adam Ward.
While carrying out their work, this TV partnership were gunned down. Adam fell immediately, but Alison did not. She saw this ex-colleague shoot her cameraman and turn the gun upon her. She ran screaming, but could not outpace his bullets which left this attractive 24 year-old girl’s body twitching on the ground as its lifeblood drained away and her brain struggled to accept what was happening to it and never knowing why.
Both left fiancés from the same TV station, one of whom witnessed the event live from the studio and the other had just celebrated their moving in together.
Two lives snuffed out and many more than two people forever traumatised by the action of the ex-colleague who then shot himself.