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WDBJ reporter uninjured after being shot at in Bedford County

Posted at 5:37 PM, Oct 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-13 18:30:45-04

BEDFORD COUNTY, Va. – A WDBJ reporter is uninjured after the news vehicle he was driving was shot at during a shooting incident in Bedford County, Virginia, Thursday afternoon.

WDBJ reporter Tim Saunders was on his way to reports of a house fire on Wheatland Road. That’s when he encountered a man carrying a rifle, according to WDBJ.

When Saunders turned around to leave the area he heard a gunshot in the direction of his news vehicle.

The reporter fled the area and called police, who responded to the scene and arrested the suspect minutes later.

Police have arrested an 18-year-old man in connection with the shooting. They said their investigation determined the suspect, later identified as Daniel Flint, also shot at other vehicles in the area.

No one was injured during any of the shooting incidents.

Flint has been charged with arson, malicious shooting of an occupied vehicle, and attempted malicious shooting of an occupied vehicle. Police said additional charges are likely.