Sunday 17 December 2017

Manhunt launched after news reporter and cameraman killed during live broadcast

A manhunt has been launched in the US for a person who police believe shot at multiple people this morning, including a news team carrying out a live broadcast.

CBS News have confirmed that the journalist and cameraman have died following the incident.

The shooting incident took place at the Bridgewater Plaza near Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia.

According to Franklin County Sheriff Department, the shooting occurred at 6:45 a.m.

The news team at the area's broadcaster WDBJ7 is reporting the shooting incident involved their crew.

A video circulating online shows the reporter suffer a gunshot wound as the cameraman drops his equipment.

Up to 40 police officers are taking part in the search for the suspect.

They are hoping to release a description of the shooter to the public this afternoon.

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