CRIME

Funeral set for slain 27-year-old television cameraman in his Virginia hometown

Members of the Salem High school football team arrive to remember alumnus WDBJ-TV cameraman Adam Ward, as mourners hug at Salem High School in Salem, Va., Monday, Aug. 31, 2015. Ward and reporter Alison Parker were gunned down by a former co-worker during a live shot last week. Salem High School opened its doors to the community Monday to commemorate the life of alumnus Ward. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Members of the Salem High school football team arrive to remember alumnus WDBJ-TV cameraman Adam Ward, as mourners hug at Salem High School in Salem, Va., Monday, Aug. 31, 2015. Ward and reporter Alison Parker were gunned down by a former co-worker during a live shot last week. Salem High School opened its doors to the community Monday to commemorate the life of alumnus Ward. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)  (The Associated Press)

A funeral is set for a 27-year-old television cameraman who was fatally shot along with a station reporter.

Adam Ward's funeral will be held Tuesday at First Baptist Church in Roanoke, Virginia, a few miles from where he worked.

Ward and WDBJ morning reporter Alison Parker were gunned down by a former co-worker on live television during an interview Aug. 26.

On Monday, Ward was remembered at a reception at his high school for his infectious personality, youthful enthusiasm and rabid love for alma mater Virginia Tech.

In his open casket at the Salem High School auditorium, Ward's body was dressed in a Hokies cap and white shirt. Well over 1,000 mourners attended the reception.