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WDBJ TV weatherman Leo Hirshbrunner views the makeshift memorial with members of the crew at the gate of WDBJ's television studios August 27, 2015, in Roanoke, Virginia. The former television reporter who shot dead two journalists during a live broadcast before killing himself warned he had been a 'human powder keg... just waiting to go BOOM.' The gunman -- Vester Lee Flanagan, 41, also known as Bryce Williams --posted chilling footage of Wednesday's shocking double murder online. Reporter Alison Parker, 24, and cameraman Adam Ward, 27, were shot and killed at close range while conducting an on-air interview for WDBJ, a CBS affiliate in Roanoke, Virginia, about 240 miles southwest of Washington. Friends, family and the community at large mourned the tragedy, which renewed calls for tougher gun laws in the United States. Flanagan was said to have bought his gun legally. (Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images)
WDBJ TV weatherman Leo Hirshbrunner views the makeshift memorial with members of the crew at the gate of WDBJ's television studios August 27, 2015, in Roanoke, Virginia. The former television reporter who shot dead two journalists during a live broadcast before killing himself warned he had been a 'human powder keg... just waiting to go BOOM.' The gunman -- Vester Lee Flanagan, 41, also known as Bryce Williams --posted chilling footage of Wednesday's shocking double murder online. Reporter Alison Parker, 24, and cameraman Adam Ward, 27, were shot and killed at close range while conducting an on-air interview for WDBJ, a CBS affiliate in Roanoke, Virginia, about 240 miles southwest of Washington. Friends, family and the community at large mourned the tragedy, which renewed calls for tougher gun laws in the United States. Flanagan was said to have bought his gun legally. (Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images)
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Wednesday's fatal shooting of a local TV reporter and cameraman in Moneta, Virginia, is raising questions about violence in the workplace. Authorities identified the gunman as Vester Lee Flanagan, a former employee of the same TV station, WDBJ.

Flanagan, now dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, was fired from the station in 2013. According to the general manager, Jeff Marks, he was escorted out of the building by local police when he did not take it well.

Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with psychiatrist Joel Dvoskin about how common these acts of violence are and how best to prevent them from happening.

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This segment aired on August 27, 2015.

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