Published on Aug 26, 2015 by TheWorldisYoursNews
Parker’s father, Andy Parker, and her boyfriend, Chris Hurst, spoke to Megyn Kelly on “The Kelly File” tonight in an emotional interview. The colleagues, families, and loved ones of Alison Parker and Adam Ward, the two WDBJ employees shot and killed on live TV today, have been publicly mourning and talking about how wonderful the two of them were. Parker’s father released a statement earlier today saying their family is dealing with “unbearable” grief and how Alison’s life was “cruelly extinguished by yet another crazy person with a gun.” Andy Parker appeared tonight on Fox News, alongside Chris Hurst, the man who Parker had planned to marry, to speak with Megyn Kelly about what kind of person she was. But at one point, Parker wanted to make it clear that he has some strong views about actually doing something, telling Kelly, “We’ve got to do something about crazy people getting guns.” He lamented how in a week from now, the news will completely move on and “everybody’s gonna forget” this shooting. But Parker said he spoke with Governor Terry McAuliffe, a gun control advocate, and he told McAuliffe about “shaming legislators into doing something about closing loopholes and background checks.” Parker said that he received a text from one of the producers at the station this morning letting that there was an incident, but he did not know what had happened to Alison. He said that when he didn’t get the typical daily call from Alison, he knew something was terribly wrong.
“She loved us, and we were such a tight family. She always called me just to check in,” Parker said. “I just had a gut feeling that something was wrong.”
“This should not happen,” Parker said. “It shouldn’t have happened to someone like Alison.”
Hurst, an anchor at the station, said that Alison had texted him earlier when she got to work safely.
“She texted me ‘goodnight, sweet boy’ and that was the last that I had ever heard from her,” Hurst said. “And then I was startled awake this morning from phone calls from the station, telling me that there had been a shooting on live television and I needed to come to the station.” Hurst said that when he discovered the shooter was Vester Lee Flanagan, an ex-employee at the station, he was not surprised because Flanagan was known for his volatility. He said that his daughter was a true journalist and even though she only turned 24 years old one week ago, she lived a wonderful, full, happy life.
“Everybody that she touched loved her. And she loved everybody back.”