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Dear News WDBJ7': Family of WDBJ Killer Releases Statement to News Station

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The family of WDBJ killer Vester Lee Flanagan released a statement Wednesday night, expressing condolences to the two journalists their relative gunned down in cold blood on live television.

Here's the statement in full, via KRON-TV:

Dear News WDBJ7,

It is with heavy hearts and deep sadness that we express our deepest condolenses to the families of Alison Parker and Adam Ward. We are also praying for the recovery of Vicki Gardner. Our thoughts and prayers at this time are with the victims’ families and the WBDJ7 NEWS family. Words cannot express the hurt that we feel for the victims. Our family is asking that the media respect our privacy.

Sincerely,

The Family of Vester Flanagan

Police say Flanagan on Wednesday morning killed 24-year-old reporter Alison Parker and 27-year-old photojournalist Adam Ward before taking his own life.

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