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UPDATE: Suspect in US on-air shooting dies in hospital

Published:Wednesday | August 26, 2015 | 12:00 AM
United States authorities work at WDBJ's Digital Broadcast Center today.

A United States law enforcement official says the suspect in the on-air shooting of two TV station employees died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Franklin County Sheriff W.Q. 'Bill' Overton Jr. gave that detail Wednesday during a news conference.

Officials say suspect Vester Flanagan died at a hospital in Northern Virginia.

Authorities say the man killed his former co-workers — reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward — during a live broadcast for WDBJ-TV on Wednesday morning outside a shopping mall.

The station has said Flanagan went by Bryce Williams on the air. While he worked at the station, they say, he was angry and difficult to work with. He was fired.