Virginia Survivor Recounts the Shooting That Unfolded on Live TV

Vicki Gardner tells the story of how she survived the tragic shooting in Roanoke, Virginia.
2:27 | 09/16/15

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Slow going on the expressway north. Randy: We will be back before the top of the hour. Colleague. This morning we are hearing from the sole survivor of that attack. Vicki Gardner telling the story of how she made it out alive. ABC's Linzie Janis is here with all of that, good morning. Reporter: Good morning, robin. Gardner endured a serious gunshot wound and two surgeries, she's now home and still recovering. But sharing her incredible story. Then I saw movement and then gunfire. Reporter: Overnight, Vicki Gardner the sole survivor of the shooting ambush that killed reporter Alison parker and Kama and Adam ward on live TV speaking out for the first time telling Fox News' Greta van susteren about the moment Vester Flanagan, a disgruntled former TV of station WDBJ opened fire. The only thin I could think of is play dead. Reporter: Gardner in the middle of being interviewed when she says she noticed Flanagan out of the corner of her eye. We did see a motion that seemed a little unusual. Reporter: Guarder says Flanagan shot ward first then parker then he came for her. I was waiting for him to shoot me in the head. When he shot me in the back I said I'm going to be paralyzed, darn. And then I waited. They say, oh, your mind -- world goes in front of your -- in front of you. And it did real fast and I said, I'm ready. Reporter: She says he shot multiple times, but miraculously only one bullet hit her. I don't know whether he tried to fire off a couple more rounds, I was just concentrating on being so still that he wouldn't shoot me again. And then it was quiet. Reporter: On Friday an emotional homecoming are to the survivor. My heart just goes out to Alison and Adam and they're so young, you know, why, why save me and take them? I just -- but obviously there's a purpose and by golly I will fulfill it. Well, Gardner a local tourism official lost a kidney as a result of that shot. She thinks she survived because she dropped to the ground and played dead and because Flanagan ran out of bullets. Robin and George, she is planning a tribute event an a permanent memorial to honor parker and ward. Showed some real spirit there. Sure does.

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