2 killed, 5 wounded in US high school graduation shooting
SuchTV | Jun 07, 2023
Accproding to international media reports, police said they arrested one suspect, a 19-year-old man, in relation to the shooting on Tuesday near a theatre where the graduation ceremony had taken place adjacent to the campus of Virginia Commonwealth University.The suspect was likely to be charged with two counts of second-degree murder in addition to other offences, interim Richmond Police Chief Rick Edwards told a press conference.“As they heard the gunfire, it was obviously chaos,” he said. “We had hundreds of people in Monroe Park, so people scattered. It was very chaotic at the scene.”Edwards called the attacker’s behaviour “disgusting and cowardly”, since his dispute appeared to be with just one person.The deceased were men aged 18 and 36, Edwards said. Their names were not released, but police believe the suspect, who was not immediately identified, knew at least one of the victims.Among the wounded, a 31-year-old man suffered life-threatening injuries and four other males aged 14, 32, 55 and 58 were expected to survive, Edwards said. In addition, a nine-year-old girl was struck by a car in the chaos that ensued, while multiple other people were injured in falls or suffered from anxiety, Edwards said.The suspect fled the scene on foot and was captured in possession of four handguns, three of which may have been fired, Edwards said, stressing that it was too early in the investigation to be certain.
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