On-air shooting survivor makes 1st public comments

Vicki-GardnerUNDATED (AP) – The woman who survived an on-air shooting that killed two TV journalists in Virginia says the gunman never said a word. In her first public comments since last month’s shooting, Smith Mountain Lake Chamber of Commerce executive director Vicki Gardner spoke with Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren in an interview broadcast Tuesday night. Gardner was on live TV Aug. 26 when Vester Flanagan opened fire. WDBJ-TV cameraman Adam Ward and reporter Alison Parker were killed. Gardner says after the initial shots, she instinctively dropped to the ground and got into the fetal position, pretending to be dead. Flanagan returned and shot her in the back. Flanagan later fatally shot himself. Doctors removed a kidney from Gardner and part of her colon. She was released from a hospital Sept. 7.

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