Wednesday’s on-air death of Alison Parker and Adam Ward left the world in shock, and the gun man’s family has now issued an apology.
“It is with heavy hearts and deep sadness we express our deepest condolences to the families of Alison Parker and Adam Ward,” Amber Bowen, a representative for Flangan’s family, said in a statement to media in Vallejo, Calif.
“We are praying for the recovery of Vicki Gardner (the third shooting victim). Our thoughts and prayers at this time are with the victims’ families and the WDBJ television station family.”
“Little Vester” as he was known as to family, chronicled his rampage on various social media pages. The video was uploaded to a now-deleted Twitter and Facebook page.
Flanagan wrote in a 23-page manifesto about how the South Carolina massacre was his breaking point. He also complained about being discriminated against. But colleagues described Flanagan as being troublesome at work, and with a short fuse.
Flanagan died Thursday from a self-inflicted gun wound.