And Another Mass Shooting in the Good Ol’ Us of A: 2 killed, 5 injured in shooting after high school graduation at Virginia Commonwealth University


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.

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