Virginia’s Governor met Friday with grieving staff members at our sister station WDBJ in Roanoke.
Police also said that Flanagan fired a total of 17 shots during his attack on WDBJ reporter Alison Parker, 24, and cameraman Adam Ward, 27.
“The courage and determination they showed is truly, truly extraordinary”, McAuliffe said.
Flanagan, who shot himself after he was cornered, was fired from the WDBJ7 news channel in 2013 after accusing Miss Parker of racism and rowing with Mr Ward.
“There are too many guns in America, and there is clearly too many guns in the wrong hands”.
Flanagan was also referred to as “professional victim” Wednesday by his former boss, according to the Associated Press.
Roanoke Pride and its PRISM Foundation on Friday in a statement said “to our knowledge, no one on our board of directors or in a role of management or employment with any of our entities had any interaction or history with, nor any knowledge about” Vester Lee Flanagan, II. Alison once got all taped up with sensors to let doctors observe her sleeping habits, and joked that Adam couldn’t sleep – because he had to stay up to photograph her sleeping.
Flanagan, 41, had tweeted he was angry at Ward for reporting him to HR when the pair had only worked together once.
Flanagan shot himself on a highway in northern Virginia.
Media reports indicate that police found a gay Pride flag inside Flanagan’s apartment after Parker and Ward were shot to death. Other items included stamped letters, a to-do list and briefcase with three licence plates, a wig and sunglasses, the warrant said. Flanagan accused a news photographer of trespassing on private property.
The only victim of the Virginia live TV interview shooting to have survived did so because Bryce Williams’ gun malfunctioned, her husband has revealed.
Companies often want to know the chances an employee will react violently after being fired, but there is no easy answer because it can take years for anger to reach a boiling point, said Van Zandt, who now works as a consultant. Immediately after the incident, stunned workers said they anxious the gunman would come to the station.
Some politicians are now calling for closing loopholes for purchasing weapons.
“We all wish we could predict human behavior accurately all the time”, said Clint Van Zandt, a former Federal Bureau of Investigation behavioral profiler. At San Francisco State University, Flanagan relished being in the spotlight during group presentations. He says he had a conversation with Chris Hurst and that words can’t describe Chris’ feelings.