Yesha Callahan

Family of Vester Lee Flanagan Issues Apology

_85209314_fdab5e36-2df4-42c8-ae5d-0ea448c53f48Wednesday’s on-air death of Alison Parker and Adam Ward left the world in shock, and the gun man’s family has now issued an apology.

“It is with heavy hearts and deep sadness we express our deepest condolences to the families of Alison Parker and Adam Ward,” Amber Bowen, a representative for Flangan’s family, said in a statement to media in Vallejo, Calif.

“We are praying for the recovery of Vicki Gardner (the third shooting victim). Our thoughts and prayers at this time are with the victims’ families and the WDBJ television station family.”

“Little Vester” as he was known as to family, chronicled his rampage on various social media pages. The video was uploaded to a now-deleted Twitter and Facebook page.

Flanagan wrote in a 23-page manifesto about how the South Carolina massacre was his breaking point. He also complained about being discriminated against. But colleagues described Flanagan as being troublesome at work, and with a short fuse.

Flanagan died Thursday from a self-inflicted gun wound.

  1. August 27, 2015 - Reply

    That’s very gracious of them.I send condolences to the victims’ families. The murderer was a coward and he is a person who was without honor.

    • August 27, 2015 - Reply

      Yes it is. Gracious and considerate statement. Thankfully, it’s not an actual apology which is what I was expecting based on the headline.

  2. August 27, 2015 - Reply

    More power to them. I know this world is evil but don’t expect my black ass to ever get on camera for either of the following two things: to forgive anybody who kills my loved ones or to apologize for someone else’s crime. White media eats that shit up, and I will never be here for it.

    • August 27, 2015 - Reply


      I agree with you.

    • August 28, 2015 - Reply


      Spot on.

  3. August 27, 2015 - Reply

    This is just a tragedy all around.

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