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Rep. Sean Duffy speaks about Virginia shooting, thinks something should be done about mental health servicesSubmitted: 08/27/2015

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ROANOKE, VA - A former colleague killed a reporter and photographer on live television in Virginia Wednesday. 

Reporter Alison Parker and photographer Adam Ward were killed.

Police say a former reporter Vester Flanagan killed them.

Vicki Gardner, the woman being interviewed was hurt.


Alison Parker's father Andy said he wants to make sure people who are mentally ill don't get guns.

While Representative Sean Duffy (R-WI) was in Merrill Thursday he spoke about the shooting.

Duffy felt something should be done about mental health, but he doesn't think gun control is the answer. 

"There's a bill in the house that I'm a cosponsor of, that I think will revamp how we're dealing with mental health. But this was a situation where, though I think the station knew that this individual was unstable, I don't think anyone foresaw that he was going to grab a gun and go and shoot live on television," Rep. Duffy said. 

So far, the bill Duffy cosponsored has only been introduced.

Gardner is in good condition.


Story By: Kaitlyn Howe

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