Cameraman Adam Ward, 27, one of the victims of the fatal WDBJ shooting Wednesday morning, was shot dead during a live, on-air interview.
Ward graduated from Salem High School and Virginia Tech University in 2011, and began working for the station shortly after graduation in July 2011. A spokesman for WDBJ said he was ‘the go-to guy’.
Ward’s fiancé, Melissa Ott, was in the control room of the station at the time of the shooting, and watched the horrific scene unfold. Today was her last day at the station, as her and Ward had plans on moving to Charlotte for a new job opportunity.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the friends and families of Allison Parker, Adam Ward, Vicki Gardner, and WDBJ7. Rest In Peace.