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The on-air shooting deaths of Virginia TV reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward and the suicide five hours later of gunman Vester Flanagan played out in a sort of surreal time, spilling from TV screens within range of the Roanoke station's signal to horrified viewers the world over via social media. Five hours of horror, delivered in electronic bursts.
A sheriff's deputy was gunned down from behind in Texas late Friday night while fueling his patrol car, authorities said Saturday. A gunman came up from behind and opened fire on Darren Goforth, 47, in a Houston area gas station, police said. "The deputy then fell to the ground and the suspect then continued over to him and shot the deputy again multiple times as he laid on the ground," said deputy Thomas Gilliland on a local ABC affiliate.