Vigils Held to Remember Slain Virginia Journalists Alison Parker and Adam Ward

Parker Ward Memorial
A picture of killed journalists Alison Parker and Adam Warm is seen next to candles at a memorial outside of the offices for WDBJ7 in Roanoke, Virginia August 27. Chris Keane/Reuters

On Wednesday evening, loved ones, coworkers and friends of Alison Parker, 24, and Adam Ward, 27, gathered in Virginia to mourn their loss.

Parker, a morning news reporter for WDBJ7, and Ward, her cameraman at the same outlet, were killed during a live broadcast on Wednesday morning. The broadcast was played live but later cut from the news channel's replay and digital footage.

"Let good overcome evil" said pastor during prayer vigil at #WDBJ. Community mourns loss of #AlisonParker#AdamWard pic.twitter.com/G6e4oNDZEt

— Brie Jackson (@PositivelyBrie) August 26, 2015

After yesterday, tough to do a morning show today. #WeStandWithWDBJ http://t.co/pL4oQcXy84 #WDBJ pic.twitter.com/uJmdu5gyUC

— Chris Trenkmann (@christrenkmann) August 27, 2015

The candles are lit. #Vigil #WDBJ @WNEW pic.twitter.com/0HJiGWpswW

— Bill Rehkopf (@BillRehkopf) August 27, 2015

Happening Now - Candlelight vigil in memory of #AlisonParker and #AdamWard #WDBJ pic.twitter.com/Jm4J9ju42l

— Mike Valerio (@MikevWUSA) August 26, 2015

Vigil at Westlake. Four miles away from where Alison and Adam were killed today #wdbj pic.twitter.com/EAoZMUFkJr

— Ananda Rochita (@AnandaRochita) August 26, 2015

Vester Flanagan, their former coworker, shot them and recorded the incident. Flanagan, 41, later posted the footage on social media, though it was swiftly removed. Flanagan escaped the scene and when authorities cornered him, he shot himself. He initially survived the wound but later died at a Fairfax hospital.

A service was also held to support the recovery of Vicki Gardner, the woman Parker interviewing at the time of the incident. Gardner underwent surgery on Wednesday and is expected to recover.

At the vigil tonight where people are praying for Adam, Alison, and Vicki tonigjt #WDBJ pic.twitter.com/kmlT89cFA7

— Ananda Rochita (@AnandaRochita) August 27, 2015

"We pray for Alison and Adam and even Vester Flanagan...we pray for Vicki #Vigil #WDBJ #ABC11Eyewitness pic.twitter.com/y4hznjubM6

— Angelica Alvarez (@Alvarez_TVNews) August 26, 2015

Along with gatherings in Virginia, the journalism community shared its support of the news channel on Twitter with the hashtag "We stand with WDBJ."

#WeStandWithWDBJ from News10 Good Morning in Medford, OR. pic.twitter.com/w5XOE9adDe

— Jackie Garrity (@jgarrityKVAL) August 27, 2015

#WeStandWithWDBJ Our thoughts and prayers are with you. pic.twitter.com/quLymOAsIC

— WBZ NewsRadio (@wbznewsradio) August 27, 2015

From the #CBSLA morning team to #WDBJ, our thoughts are with you. #WeStandWithWDBJ pic.twitter.com/8Ax9Z5MSpC

— CBS Los Angeles (@CBSLA) August 27, 2015

From our #WCVB EyeOpener family to our morning colleagues at @WDBJ7. Thoughts & prayers are w/ you. #WeStandWithWDBJ pic.twitter.com/pYYH9SObtt

— Jenny Barron (@JennyWCVB) August 27, 2015

Our thoughts and prayers are with @WDBJ7 #WeStandWithWDBJ pic.twitter.com/01Iu46npLU

— FOX 46 Charlotte (@FOX46News) August 26, 2015

In a document sent to ABC News, Flanagan said he had been inspired by the Virginia Tech and Columbine shootings but the Charleston church shooting put him "over the top" and led him to purchase a weapon.