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Two journalists killed in shooting during live newscast at Smith Mountain Lake

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posted on Aug, 26 2015 @ 10:40 AM
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That video was strange. It seems as though the shooter went out of his way to try and get the attention of the female reporter. Even raising his gun, holding it for a second or two, then lowering it and moving around to reposition himself. I suppose he could have also been second guessing himself, but to me it all looked like he was trying to be acknowledged before he began firing.



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posted on Aug, 26 2015 @ 10:41 AM
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Looks like he sued for racism at some point.

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posted on Aug, 26 2015 @ 10:42 AM
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a reply to: MagesticEsoteric

Wow. My in laws live right near where I81 and I66 meet... I'm hoping the cops apprehend this sick $#@! soon.

Wonder if he's headed towards Northern VA - I used to live up there and it is so crowded with urban sprawl, tons of people, and tons of tourists....

Scary to think what he could do next...



posted on Aug, 26 2015 @ 10:42 AM
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a reply to: Vasa Croe

Thanks for posting it.

I'm kind of surprised at people asking "how did nobody notice him?"

The vast majority of people out there have little to no situational awareness. How many times are you reading something and don't hear somebody say your name? How many times are you working on something and don't notice somebody walk into your office?

The cameraman was completely blindsided. The shooter was well outside the reporter's peripheral vision. The interviewee is looking at the reporter and probably isn't at all used to being on TV, so she's making an effort to maintain eye contact and all that.

It really doesn't surprise me at all that he was that close to them. It's not as if he snuck up on a bunch of Rangers. He blindsided some civilians, all three of whom were actively engaged in doing something.



posted on Aug, 26 2015 @ 10:42 AM
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originally posted by: MisterSpock
That video was strange. It seems as though the shooter went out of his way to try and get the attention of the female reporter. Even raising his gun, holding it for a second or two, then lowering it and moving around to reposition himself. I suppose he could have also been second guessing himself, but to me it all looked like he was trying to be acknowledged before he began firing.


To me it looked like he was waiting for the camera to be back on the reporter. He wanted the killing to be shown live.



posted on Aug, 26 2015 @ 10:42 AM
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I grabbed a pic before the site went down ...




posted on Aug, 26 2015 @ 10:43 AM
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a reply to: Martin75

Do you mean 66?



posted on Aug, 26 2015 @ 10:43 AM
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a reply to: AnonymousCitizen

Right ?

He was standing less than 3 feet away from the reporter and the interviewee, I'm so shocked they didn't see him.

Guess it doesn't matter. At that range they we're already dead.



posted on Aug, 26 2015 @ 10:43 AM
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Sad

He must have been completely out of his mind to do this.

I wonder what his motives were.
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posted on Aug, 26 2015 @ 10:43 AM
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Reuters Live ‏@ReutersLive · 5s6 seconds ago
BREAKING NEWS: Alleged shooter of two Virginia journalists has shot himself: local ABC affiliate Twitter account




posted on Aug, 26 2015 @ 10:44 AM
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a reply to: Xcathdra

Good for him. He earned it.



posted on Aug, 26 2015 @ 10:45 AM
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a reply to: Shamrock6

You're absolutely right...it's just, viewing it from his perspective, it seems obvious.

The alternative is being hyper-aware...which would make anyone bonkers.



posted on Aug, 26 2015 @ 10:45 AM
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they said he shot himself



posted on Aug, 26 2015 @ 10:45 AM
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originally posted by: Hefficide
a reply to: MagesticEsoteric

The Twitter posts he made, before posting the videos, said that the female had made racist comments before, and that the cameraman had filed a complaint after working one job with the suspected shooter.

Apologies, but it all unfolded so fast and so shockingly that I failed to get a screen cap.



I left the tab open when I clicked on your link so I still have it open. Just read all of that.

Seems odd for him to still hold a grudge against them if he was fired a year ago.



posted on Aug, 26 2015 @ 10:45 AM
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originally posted by: Xcathdra
Reuters Live ‏@ReutersLive · 5s6 seconds ago
BREAKING NEWS: Alleged shooter of two Virginia journalists has shot himself: local ABC affiliate Twitter account



He should have done that before he decided to leave the house this morning.

Unbelievable.

I said pages back that he wasn't planning on living through the rest of the day.
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posted on Aug, 26 2015 @ 10:45 AM
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KOLR10 KOZL retweeted


Shepard Smith ‏@ShepNewsTeam · 5m5 minutes ago
BREAKING: Shooter DEAD after killing himself, per local media, shortly after he posted vid to twitter showing himself killing journalists




posted on Aug, 26 2015 @ 10:46 AM
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originally posted by: Xcathdra

Reuters Live ‏@ReutersLive · 5s6 seconds ago
BREAKING NEWS: Alleged shooter of two Virginia journalists has shot himself: local ABC affiliate Twitter account



Too bad he didn't shoot himself FIRST...two wasted lives from a maladjusted nutcase...



posted on Aug, 26 2015 @ 10:46 AM
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a reply to: Realtruth

From what I saw, it appeared that he hit the reporter with the second shot, in the torso or left arm.



posted on Aug, 26 2015 @ 10:46 AM
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Just saw a VA news tweet that somebody claiming to be the shooter sent a 23 page fax to the news station (the one the reporter and cameraman worked for) overnight.

Manifesto?

Sounds like this guy had a serious screw loose....



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