There was a mass shooting during a high school graduation ceremony at Virginia Commonwealth University today that left 2 dead and at least 5 injured from gunshots:
Here’s a quick rundown on what we know, including that two suspects are in custody:
VIRGINIA MASS SHOOTING
– VCU's Monroe Park in Richmond
– Outside high school graduation
– Around 20 gunshots were heard
– 2 people shot and killed
– 11 others injured, incl. 5 shot
– Other injuries are panic-related
– 2 suspects in custody
– No word on a possible motive
— BNO News (@BNONews) June 6, 2023
Here’s more via NBC Washington:
Seven people were shot, three of them with life-threatening injuries, after gunfire rang out near Virginia Commonwealth University in downtown Richmond following a high school graduation ceremony Tuesday, according to police and school district officials.
Two suspects were taken into custody after the incident, Interim Richmond Police Chief Rick Edwards said at a news conference.
Edwards said officers inside a theater where the graduation was taking place heard the gunfire, went outside and saw multiple victims with gunshot wounds.
Four had injuries that were not life-threatening, he said.
Police did not believe there was any ongoing threat to the community.
“We’re going to do everything we can to bring the individuals involved in this to justice,” Mayor Levar Stoney said at the news conference. “This should not be happening anywhere.”
We’ll post more on this when we get it…