A TV reporter and her cameraman were shot and killed in Virginia on Wednesday by a disgruntled former colleague who later took his own life. The murders—which were broadcast live as they happened—drew quick responses from a number of presidential candidates. Hillary Clinton renewed her call for the country to find ways to address gun violence. Her Republican rivals, meanwhile, offered prayers.
"We have got to do something about gun violence in America." https://t.co/L3xZHMUTVZ— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) August 26, 2015
Shocked by the horrific murders in Roanoke. Columba and I are praying for Alison, Adam and all those affected.— Jeb Bush (@JebBush) August 26, 2015
My prayers go out to the @WDBJ7 family and their tragic loss this morning.— Dr. Ben Carson (@RealBenCarson) August 26, 2015
All of our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends, and loved ones of @WDBJ7’s Alison and Adam.— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) August 26, 2015
Janet & I are heartbroken by the deaths of @WDBJ7 journalists Alison Parker & Adam Ward. Praying for everyone affected by this tragedy.— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) August 26, 2015
My thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families, and #WDBJ7. Absolutely heartbreaking.— Lindsey Graham (@GrahamBlog) August 26, 2015
GOP front-runner Donald Trump has yet to respond publicly.