Two reporters of WDBJ-TV channel got killed in the midst of a live broadcast in Moneta, Virginia (US).

Franklin County sheriff has confirmed that the manhunt for a suspect, presumably a male, is currently underway, ABC News reports.

The shooting occurred in an area where shops, restaurants and golf field are located at 6.45 a.m. The sheriff has ordered that all schools in the area be closed.

The channel has confirmed the deaths of its employees - Elison Parker, 24, and Adam Word, 27.