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Vester Flanagan’s family releases a statement on WDBJ shooting

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Posted at 12:53 AM, Aug 27, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-27 06:04:16-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- The family of accused killer Vester Lee Flanagan II, also known as Bryce Williams, released a statement through a spokesperson Wednesday. It read:

“It is with heavy hearts and deep sadness that we express our deepest condolences 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.”

Flanagan died in the hospital Wednesday from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.