_85209314_fdab5e36-2df4-42c8-ae5d-0ea448c53f48Wednesday’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.

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  • [email protected]

    That’s very gracious of them.I send condolences to the victims’ families. The murderer was a coward and he is a person who was without honor.

    • Reina Benoir

      Yes it is. Gracious and considerate statement. Thankfully, it’s not an actual apology which is what I was expecting based on the headline.

  • Me

    More power to them. I know this world is evil but don’t expect my black ass to ever get on camera for either of the following two things: to forgive anybody who kills my loved ones or to apologize for someone else’s crime. White media eats that shit up, and I will never be here for it.

    • [email protected]

      I agree with you.

    • CoolChic

      Spot on.

  • Mary Burrell

    This is just a tragedy all around.