WDBJ reporter uninjured after being shot at in Bedford County

Posted at 6:24 PM, Oct 13, 2016

BEDFORD CO., Va. – A WDBJ reporter is uninjured after the vehicle he was driving was shot at during a shooting incident in Bedford County, Virginia Thursday afternoon.

WDBJ7 reporter Tim Saunders was on his way to reports of a house fire on Wheatland Road. That’s when he encountered a man carrying a rifle, according to WDBJ.

When Saunders turned around to leave the area he heard a gunshot in the direction of his news vehicle.

The reporter fled the area and called police, who responded to the scene and arrested the suspect minutes later.

Police have arrested an 18-year-old man in connection with the shooting. They said there investigation determined the suspect, identified as Daniel Flint, also shot at other vehicles in the area.

No one was injured during any of the shooting incidents, according to WTVR.

Flint has been charged with arson, malicious shooting of an occupied vehicle, and attempted malicious shooting of an occupied vehicle. Police said additional charges are likely.

WDBJ was the same station where a reporter and photographer were shot and killed in 2015 while live on television.

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