Do you remember the days when Reporters actually went to the scene of the story to get reaction?
Now they just jump on Twitter and get the victim/witness to follow them, just so they can DM.
Of course the media has a job to do and finding witnesses at a story like this is key.
But, maybe the people at ABC and CNN can coordinate their efforts, so 3 or 4 people from the same news organization isn't tweeting the same person.
Many look at the media as vultures, this does not help with changing that perception.