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Josh Earnest, the White House press secretary, said the "terrible" shooting Wednesday morning in which two reporters were killed is another example of gun violence that is "becoming all too common."

“Obviously, the thoughts and prayers of everyone here at the White House are with the families of those who were injured or killed in that terrible incident,” Earnest told the press in a news conference Wednesday.

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Multiple outlets reported Wednesday afternoon that shooting suspect Vester Lee Flanagan died after shooting himself during a police manhunt.

Franklin County Sheriff W.Q. Overton Jr. confirmed in a press conference that Flanagan died at around 1:30 p.m. from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The suspect shot himself hours after he shot and killed two journalists for television station WDBJ, Alison Parker and Adam Ward.

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The ex-boss of the man alleged to have killed two former colleagues during a live newscast on Wednesday in Virginia said he remembered the suspect as "an unhappy man" and said police had to escort him from the building when the station fired him.

Television station general manager Jeff Marks described former WDBJ employee Vester Flanagan – who police say opened fire on a live newscast early Wednesday morning, killing two journalists – on Wednesday as “an unhappy man,” and said police had to escort him from the building when the station fired him.

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