Survivor of 2015 on-air shooting sues WDBJ-TV for $6 million

The only survivor of a 2015 attack where a disgruntled former employee shot and killed two Virginia journalists is suing the television station whose on-camera interview she was appearing in.

The Roanoke Times reports Vicki Gardner is suing WDBJ-TV for $6 million in damages in an amended civil complaint. Gardner says WDBJ was negligent in hiring Vester Lee Flanagan, II, who wounded her and killed journalists Alison Parker and Adam Ward, then himself.

Flanagan had been fired two years prior for reportedly threatening behavior. Gardner's lawsuit says WDBJ did not properly screen Flanagan, who had similar issues with previous employers.

Read the full story HERE from ABC-13 WSET.


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