The two Virginia journalists shot earlier this week both received gunshot wounds to the head, according to state officials. The causes of death for Alison Parker and Adam Ward have been classed as homicides.
The medical examiner’s office in Roanoke said that WDBJ reporter Alison Parker’s official cause of death was gunshot wounds to the head and chest. Cameraman Adam Ward received gunshot wounds to the head and torso.
The office did not specify how many times Parker and Ward were shot during the attack on Wednesday.
Parker and Ward were filming a live broadcast at a local shopping center when gunman Bryce Williams, also known as Vester Flanagan, fatally shot them.
Vicki Gardner, executive director of the Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce, was being interviewed by Parker at the time of the incident, and was also shot. She is recovering after undergoing emergency surgery, losing a kidney and part of her colon.
Williams is said to have been a disgruntled ex-employee of WDBJ. He crashed his car hours after the incident, shot himself, and later died in hospital.