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WDBJ Anchors Return To TV And Deliver A Touching Tribute To Their Fallen Co-Workers

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On Wednesday morning, WDBJ anchor Kim McBroom watched her two co-workers get fatally shot on live television.

But this tragedy didn't stop the Virginia newswoman from coming back and anchoring the news program the very next day — acting as the courageous face of a team this devastating act impacted a great deal.

McBroom led a two-hour Mornin' show dedicated to reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward, who were killed by a disgruntled former reporter for the station.

[ Related: Donald Trump On Virginia Shooting: 'This Is A Mental Problem' ]

After the tribute, McBroom took reporters' questions outside the studio and over the phone, then planned for the next day's broadcast.

The mother of two felt that it was her duty to lead the team on camera, saying:

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Donald Trump On Virginia Shooting: 'This Isn't A Gun Problem, This Is A Mental Problem'

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Gun control debates have sparked once again after Wednesday's devastating shooting of two journalists during a live television interview.

While Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has been very adamant about her views on gun control, her potential Republican opponent Donald Trump attributes this tragedy to a different issue!

[ Related: Heartbroken Father Of Virginia TV Reporter Says Hearing Her Voice 'Crushes My Soul' ]

On Thursday, the former Apprentice host explained he was opposed to creating stricter gun laws in the U.S., but would rather address mental health issues to prevent more shootings.

He explained:

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Heartbroken Father Of Virginia TV Reporter Says Hearing Her Voice 'Crushes My Soul' & Responds To Footage Killer Filmed & Uploaded

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This is so sad.

The news of television reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward who were shot and killed on camera yesterday by a disgruntled former station worker Vester Flanagan – also known by his on-air name Bryce Williams – shocked the nation.

[ Related: Mr. Robot's Season Finale Was Postponed After WDBJ Reporter Shooting! ]

Not only did the the attack take place during a live segment, but Flanagan filmed the shooting with a go-pro and uploaded it to his social media accounts for the world to see. Since the event, Flanagan was cornered by police, shot himself, and ended up dying at a hospital from the wound.

Andy Park, the father of Alison is absolutely heartbroken by yesterdays events saying:

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Freshman TV Show Mr. Robot's Season Finale Was Postponed For Being Too Similar To WDBJ Reporter Shooting!

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This is still such horrific news.

We were absolutely shocked on Wednesday morning when we heard about the terrifying double homicide of a reporter and cameraman killed on live TV.

Well, it seems as though the murders had a wider reach than just the Virginia community where the WDBJ7 station was located, because one network actually had to postpone a scheduled finale for being too similar to the crime!

[ Related: Reporter Shot On Live TV Was Secretly Dating Anchor ]

Apparently, the finale of critically-acclaimed Mr. Robot was supposed to air Wednesday night on USA, but the channel decided to push the episode back a week in respect for Alison Parker and Adam Ward's friends and families.

Mr. Robot addressed the decision to air last week's episode in its place on Twitter, saying:

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Hillary Clinton & Other Celebs Address Gun Control Issues Amidst Tragic TV Reporter Shooting

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This is so sad.

On Wednesday morning, journalist Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward were shot on camera by a disgruntled former employee of the news station WDBJ7.

We're not shocked that this tragic story has inspired so many powerful people both in Hollywood and D.C. to speak out on this unfortunate incident.

[ Related: Reporter Shot On Live TV Was Secretly Dating Anchor ]

In fact, Presidential candidate and Democratic front runner Hillary Clinton took to Twitter to share her condolences to the victims' family — as well as her thoughts on gun control.

She wrote:

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Gunman Who Killed Reporter And Cameraman On Live TV Shot Himself

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UPDATE 2:20 PM EST: The gunman has been pronounced dead at the hospital at 1:26 p.m.
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Earlier today, a gunman shot and killed a Virginia news reporter and cameraman on live TV.

Police named former WDJB anchor Vester Flanagan, who was known on air as Bryce Williams, as the suspect.

Now, law enforcement sources confirm that Flanagan shot himself after being confronted by police on Highway 66 in Virginia. As of this writing, he is reported to be alive and in critical condition.

Sometime between Tuesday night and this morning, ABC News received a 23-page fax from someone claiming to be Bryce Williams.

Flanagan recorded the shooting with a GoPro and posted it to his Facebook and Twitter pages — which have since been taken down.

One bit of good news — Vicki Gardner, the woman being interviewed who was also shot, is now out of surgery and stable.

We will continue to update you on this developing story.

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Reporter Shot On Live TV Was Secretly Dating Anchor — See His Heartbreaking Messages

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This is so incredibly sad.

The news anchor Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward who were shot and killed by a disgruntled former employee of the news station were both romantically involved with coworkers.

Ward was engaged to a producer at the station, Melissa Ott, and today was actually going to be his last day on the job as the couple planned to move to Charlotte.

[ Related: Sarah Silverman Pens Touching Tribute To Her Mother Following Her Death At 73 ]

Parker was secretly dating Chris Hurst, anchor for the station, who revealed their relationship this morning on Twitter in a series of sad and heartbreaking tweets. He said:

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