The latest on Salem High School opening its doors to the community to commemorate the life of alumnus Adam Ward, the 27-year-old cameraman for a Roanoke television station who was slain on live TV last week (all times local):
Vester Flanagan died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound at a Fairfax hospital around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. He is a former WDBJ7 employee. WDBJ7 photographer Adam Ward and WDBJ7 reporter Alison Parker were attacked during a live broadcast near Smith Mountain Lake.
The on-air shooting deaths of Virginia TV reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward and the suicide five hours later of gunman Vester Flanagan played out in a sort of surreal time, spilling from TV screens within range of the Roanoke station's signal to horrified viewers the world over via social media. Five hours of horror, delivered in electronic bursts.