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WDBJ TV News Shooting Draws Shock on Social Media as Hillary Clinton Calls to ‘Stop Gun Violence’

Media professionals take to Twitter to mourn reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward, while other Americans call for gun control

The unexpected shooting of a WDBJ television reporter and cameraman live on the air on Wednesday morning has shocked media professionals and other Americans who are turning to Twitter to express anger, grief  or support for the Virginia TV station after the tragedy.

Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said she was “heartbroken and angry” before calling for action on gun control laws.

Many people shared similar sentiments, with one man tweeting, “I’m sorry for the world we have become.” Others asked that the issue not be politicized as a means to further new gun control legislation, instead allowing families and loved ones of reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward.

Read more reactions below.