Hillary Clinton, GOP rivals react to on-air murders in Virginia.

Hillary Calls for Action in Wake of On-Air Murders in Virginia. Her GOP Rivals Offer Prayers.

Hillary Calls for Action in Wake of On-Air Murders in Virginia. Her GOP Rivals Offer Prayers.

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Aug. 26 2015 5:16 PM

Hillary Calls for Action in Wake of On-Air Murders in Virginia. Her GOP Rivals Offer Prayers.

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Hillary Clinton speaks to guests gathered for a campaign event on the campus of Des Moines Area Community College on Aug. 26, 2015, in Ankeny, Iowa.

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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.

GOP front-runner Donald Trump has yet to respond publicly.

Josh Voorhees is a Slate senior writer. He lives in Iowa City.