Third Moneta Shooting Victim in Stable Condition

MONETA, VA (WSET) — Update: According to Carilion, Vicki Gardner is currently recovering after surgery and is in stable condition. She was transported to Roanoke Memorial Hospital after being shot and underwent emergency surgery. — Moneta, VA – Smith Mountain Lake Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Vicki Gardner is in surgery after being shot on live television Wednesday morning. An email from the chamber says a bullet hit Gardner in the back. A Carilion Clinic spokesman cannot confirm if Gardner is a patient at either Roanoke Memorial or Franklin Memorial. The hospital’s Life Guard helicopter did not fly anyone from the scene. Centra tells us she’s not a patient there. Below is the statement from Carilion Clinic. STATEMENT FROM STEVE ARNER, PRESIDENT AND CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER, CARILION ROANOKE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL: Our hearts are heavy today with the tragic loss of WDBJ7 reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward in a senseless shooting at Smith Mountain Lake. Our Carilion Clinic family had gotten to know Alison and Adam well in recent years, spending many early mornings with them during live TV reports from our facilities throughout the region. Alison and Adam were more than journalists to us — they were good friends who will be missed. A third victim in this morning’s shooting was Vicki Gardner, a close friend and member of the Carilion Franklin Memorial Hospital Board of Directors. Vicki was transported to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital and underwent emergency surgery. She is currently recovering and is in stable condition. Photo courtesy of WSET

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