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One day after tragedy struck everyone at WDBJ in Virginia, the CBS affiliate held a moment of silence for reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward.

In one of the most stunning, heinous act of gun violence to date, the colleagues were fatally shot while on the air Wednesday morning.

Introducing the moment of silence, anchor Kimberly McBroom clasped hands with her co-anchor and weatherman Leo Hirsbrunner and said:

“We want to pause and reflect, and we want to share with you once again what made these two so special, not just to us, but to all our hometowns that WDBJ-7 serves."

Ward and Parker were killed Vester Lee Flanagan (aka Bryce Williams), a disgruntled former employee who said he was inspired by previous shootings and who wrote a 23-page manifesto that blamed racism and homophobia for his heinous act.

Flanagan eventually shot himself during a police chase on Interstate 66 and later died at the hospital.