The TV shooter who killed two former co-workers blames homophobia and racial discrimination on his double murder and suicide.
In a “rambling” suicide note shooter Vester Flanagan, known as Bryce Williams seemingly blamed his actions on workplace homophobia and race discrimination.
On Wednesday morning in Virginia, US, during a live interview Flanagan approached Alison Parker, 24, and Adam Ward, 27, that they were filming, and shot them both at point blank range. He then escaped the scene before a short car chase by police. He was found in his car with a self-inflicted gunshot. He later died from his injuries.
Flanagan was a former employer at the station WDBJ.
Before the shooting Flanagan faxed the 23-page note in which he alleges homophobia and racism.
According to ABC the note said he,
“has suffered racial discrimination, sexual harassment and bullying at work”, and that he “talks about how he was attacked for being a gay, black man”.
The note also clams that he had been:
“attacked by black men and white females”.
“Yes, it will sound like I am angry…I am. And I have every right to be. But when I leave this Earth, the only emotion I want to feel is peace….”
“The [Charleston] church shooting was the tipping point… but my anger has been building steadily…I’ve been a human powder keg for a while… just waiting to go BOOM!!!!”