The partner of a woman shot dead in Virginia as she was broadcasting has paid tribute to her on social media this morning.
Reporter Alison Parker, 24, and cameraman Adam Ward, 27, were shot by a former employee of the WDBJ7 network as they filmed a live interview.
“We didn’t share this publicly, but Alison Parker and I were very much in love. We just moved in together. I am numb,” Chris Hurst tweeted.
“We were together almost nine months. It was the best nine months of our lives. We wanted to get married.”
Hurst was also a news anchor at the network.
“We just celebrated her 24th birthday. She was the most radiant woman I ever met. And for some reason she loved me back. She loved her family, her parents and her brother.”
He continued: “I am comforted by everyone at WDBJ7. We are a family. She worked with Adam every day. They were a team.
“I am heartbroken for his fiancee. She is our morning show producer. This is unconscionable.
“But I WILL share her story because it is one full of life, dreams, love and amazing journalism. She just finished working on an incredible special on child abuse and it was fantastic.
“We will get through this and there will be justice. Your thoughts and prayers mean the world to me.”
The support is overwhelming. Sorry if I haven’t been able to respond personally. Alison’s life will be shared today and forever
— Chris Hurst (@chrishurstwdbj) August 26, 2015