WDBJ shooting survivor released from hospital

WDBJ shooting survivor released from hospital

ROANOKE, VA (WWBT) - The lone survivor of a deadly on-air shooting is now out of the hospital.

Vicki Gardner was released from Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital on Monday. Gardner was shot during a live interview with WDBJ reporter Allison Parker and photographer Adam Ward. The journalists were also shot and died as a result of their injuries.

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Vicki Gardner's family posted several updates on Vicki's Recovery Page after she was shot during the on-air segment talking about the 50th anniversary of Smith Mountain Lake. A post on Monday shows her tenacious spirit and desire to turn the shooting into something positive.

"Every day I wake to renewing strength and optimism. I have no thoughts of 'why me' but a feeling of what can be done to unite our great community and leave a lasting positive legacy in place of this tragedy. It's obvious that there is much to be done. As I re-focus on things of importance I'm filled with newfound energy and the enthusiasm to make a difference. We at Smith Mountain Lake will not be defined by an act of violence. We are ?#‎SMLSTRONG?."

A post on Friday from her Facebook recovery page showed Gardner sitting up and smiling.

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