Leanne Suter, Los Angeles TV Reporter, Shot With BB Gun On Live TV (VIDEO)

TV Reporter Shot With BB Gun While Giving Live Report

Leanne Suter, a reporter for KABC-TV 7 in Los Angeles, was shot in the hand by a pellet from a BB gun on Saturday evening while giving a live news report.

Suter and her photographer came under fire during the 6 p.m. newscast, although Suter was the only one hit, according to ABC News. She was treated at a nearby hospital and released without serious injury.


The Associated Press reports that two boys, ages 16 and 17, were arrested in connection with the incident. According to the report from ABC News (available below), police found multiple BB guns at a residence in the area.

Earlier this week, a Fox reporter in Philadelphia was attacked while giving a live report.

UPDATE: 4:30 p.m. EDT

Buzzfeed has posted a video of the live broadcast during which Suter was shot with the BB gun. At 11 seconds, she can be heard saying, "Look at the blood," according to the New York Daily News.

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