Vicki Gardner's Husband Shares How She Survived Virginia Shooting

Tim Gardner's wife was being interviewed by Alison Parker live on-air when a gunman opened fire.
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Transcript for Vicki Gardner's Husband Shares How She Survived Virginia Shooting
Now to the latest on that deadly on air shooting in Virginia. Exclusive new details this morning from the only survivor of huh-uh tack as we learn more about the killer and his possible plans. ABC's Jim Avila is in Virginia once again with the story. Jim, good morning to you. Reporter: Good morning, Dan. This morning our first look at the crime scene. This is where the shooting happened. The yellow tape now taken down and another first, the lone survivor's exclusive account of what happened that morning and how she escaped execution. The deck at Bridgewater plaza has new wooden planks this morning, erasing the physical traces of the tragic shooting that killed two journalists and seriously injured Vicki Gardner, the chamber of commerce director, Alison parker and Adam ward were interviewing as the shots rang out. Gardner is now out of a medically induced coma following two surgeries on her back and kidneys and through her husband provides the first eyewitness account of the surprise attack. Did she get a feeling of who was the target? Well, Alison obviously was the initial target. Reporter: Tim Gardner tells ABC news emotionally his wife could not see the shooter approach because of the TV lights. Shot three times at my wife and she was trying to dodge everything. He missed twice and then she dove to the ground and curled up in a ball and that's when he shot her in the back. He actually came over to do it. Pulled the trigger several times and only fired one. Reporter: With both Alison and Adam dead at her feet Vicki Gardner got up. She didn't know the extent of her injuries at that point but the surgeon told me a couple centimeters and she wouldn't be walking own wouldn't be alive. Reporter: The gunman now identified as former TV station reporter Vester Flanagan was wearing body armor and search warrant documents obtained by ABC news show police found more evidence of his elaborate planning. In his car, a Glock pistol, six magazines and ammunition. Three license plates, a wig, shawl and a to do list. Assistant news director Greg Baldwin telling ABC news, once the station found out who had done the shooting there was near panic. So I immediately think is he coming to the station to kill us all. Reporter: Roanoke police ring the station and management warned its employees to stay away from windows and closed all remote bureaus until the all clear was given. A lot of tears were shed on air and off air but everybody is taking time to hug, reflect for a minute and they go back to work. Reporter: This morning, the anchors, reporters and producers at the station tweeting we honor them by doing what we do, report the news, weather and sports. Dan. That is absolutely true. Jim Avila, thank you. You can see much more of Jim's reporting on this story tonight on "20/20" at 10:00 eastern right here on ABC.

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