UPDATE: An earlier version based on local media reports incorrectly said the suspect had died.
The man suspected of shooting dead two members of a news crew live on air in Virginia has shot himself and is in a critical condition, according to reports.
He has been named as Vester L. Flanagan also known as Bryce Williams, a former employee at the same news station.
#WDBJ General manager: shooting suspect was an "unhappy man" and always looked to take offense by what people said.— Daniel Woodruff (@danielmwoodruff) August 26, 2015
Reporter Alison Parker, 24, and cameraman Adam Ward, 27, were conducting an interview in Moneta, Virginia when the gunman fired what appeared to be a handgun at close range.
Video taken by Ward as he fell to the ground caught the screams and panic of the crew and interviewee as well as a fleeting shot of the shooter's face.
After a chase Williams is reported to have shot himself when confronted by police and is now in hospital in a critical condition.
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