Many of the candidates in the 2016 race for the presidency took to social media to offer their condolences to the family and friends of the two employees of a local Virginia TV station who were killed Wednesday morning.
The two WDBJ journalists, Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward, were shot during a live TV segment.
My prayers go out to the @WDBJ7 family and their tragic loss this morning.
— Dr. Ben Carson (@RealBenCarson) August 26, 2015
All of our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends, and loved ones of @WDBJ7’s Alison and Adam.
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) August 26, 2015
Janet & I are heartbroken by the deaths of @WDBJ7 journalists Alison Parker & Adam Ward. Praying for everyone affected by this tragedy.
— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) August 26, 2015
My thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families, and #WDBJ7. Absolutely heartbreaking.
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) August 26, 2015
Heartbroken and angry. We must act to stop gun violence, and we cannot wait any longer. Praying for the victims’ families in Virginia. -H
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) August 26, 2015
— Martin O’Malley (@MartinOMalley) August 26, 2015
— Scott Walker (@ScottWalker) August 26, 2015
Shocked by the horrific murders in Roanoke. Columba and I are praying for Alison, Adam and all those affected.
— Jeb Bush (@JebBush) August 26, 2015
My thoughts and prayers go out to the three victims of this senseless tragedy, as well as to their families and friends. #WDBJ
— Jim Webb (@JimWebbUSA) August 26, 2015
Saddened by the deadly shooting in Virginia this morning. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of the victims.
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) August 26, 2015
My thoughts & prayers go out to Roanoke & the families and friends of the victims of this senseless violent act. -John
— John Kasich (@JohnKasich) August 26, 2015
This post has been updated.