The on-camera shooting of two Roanoke, Virginia-area journalists on Wednesday morning sparked nationwide terror and a manhunt for the man suspected of killing WDBJ7 reporter Alison Parker and and videographer Adam Ward. But a series of poignant, heart-wrenching tweets from Parker's boyfriend laid bare the tragic human consequences of the horrific episode.
Chris Hurst, a fellow WDBJ7 reporter, revealed Wednesday that he and Parker had been in a relationship and recently moved in together. Calling Parker "the most radiant woman I ever met," he paid tribute to the 24-year-old broadcaster and expressed gratitude to his colleagues for their support:
Hurst's last tweet refers to Melissa Ott, victim Adam Ward's fiancee. CNN media reporter Brian Stelter tweeted this morning that Ott worked in the WDBJ7 control room and witnessed the shooting as it happened: