Two people, including an 18-year-old man who had just graduated, were killed and five others were injured in a shooting Tuesday after a high school graduation ceremony held on the Virginia Commonwealth University campus, Richmond police said.
One of two people initially taken into custody, identified only as a 19-year-old man, was suspected in the shooting, Richmond’s Interim Police Chief Rick Edwards said at a news conference. A second person who was taken into custody was uninvolved, he said.
The suspect faces two counts of second-degree murder, the interim chief said. Authorities believe the suspect knew at least one of the victims, he said.
The deceased were identified only as an 18-year-old man who had just graduated Tuesday and a 36-year-old man who was there for the ceremony, Edwards said.
The five injured victims — all male — range in age from 14 to 58, he said.