VIDEO-President Obama talks Va. shooting with Monica Malpass |


Action News anchor Monica Malpass was on assignment Wednesday to interview President Barack Obama one-on-one at the White House.

They discussed several topics, including the shooting of two TV news staffers during a live report in Virginia.

A reporter, 24-year-old Alison Parker, and a photographer, 27-year-old Adam Ward, died in the shooting.

The suspect, 41-year-old Vester Flanagan, who went by the name Bryce Williams when he was also an on-air reporter, died from a self-inflicted gunshot a few hours later.

"It breaks my heart every time you read or hear about these kids of incidents," President Obama said.

"What we know is that the number of people who die from gun-related incidents around this country dwarfs any deaths that happen through terrorism," the president continued.

Monica also talked with President Obama about the recent agreement the U.S. and other countries made with Iran, to dismantle its nuclear program.

Her reports will continue Thursday evening on Action News.

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