A reporter from a West Virginia news station was covering a homicide in Beckley, WV discovered just how dangerous her job can be. WWVA’s Annie Moore was gathering video of Willbrian Apartments where a body was found when someone drove by and fired a shot at her.
“I was completely focuses on getting the shot,” Moore said, “so I didn’t even see the car that drove by. My first thought was ‘Oh, my goodness. Someone shot at me.” Unfortunately for the shooter, his actions were caught on camera.
“When I saw that video,” Moore told the station, “my heart sunk because I knew just how close I had come to death.”
The video is blurry, but the shooter appears to be a white man in a cowboy hat driving a blue pickup truck.
Moore says she is hoping for a quick arrest. “For me, it would mean walking the streets and not having to look over my shoulder. It would be locking my door at night and knowing that’s the end of it, but right now it doesn’t feel that way.”
Police are still searching for the suspect, and are requesting information from anyone who may have it.