STORY: A highschool commencement celebration in Virginia grew to become a tragedy Tuesday after a gunman killed at the very least two folks outdoors the venue.
Police stated a person armed with 4 handguns fired right into a crowd that emerged from a graduation ceremony held on the Virginia Commonwealth College campus in downtown Richmond.
Two males, aged 18 and 36 died and 5 others had been wounded.
The suspected shooter, a 19-year-old man, who knew one of many victims, was arrested. He doubtless faces two counts of second-degree homicide, along with different offenses, police stated.
Mayor of Richmond Levar Stoney stated the incident was not solely tragic, however traumatic for the graduating college students.
[Levar Stoney, Mayor of Richmond]
“Whether or not it is in Richmond, whether or not it is in Virginia whether or not it is in the USA, this shouldn’t be taking place anyplace. A toddler ought to have the ability to go to their commencement and stroll as much as their commencement and benefit from the accomplishments with their family and friends. This can be a egocentric act, a mindless act and to me it’s cowardice.”
This taking pictures marks the 279th the US has had this yr, in keeping with the Gun Violence Archive.