US: Teen shooter kills two, injures five outside school in Virginia
Virginia (US), June 7: A gunman opened fire in a park in Richmond, Virginia, killing two people and injuring five others. The incident took place on Tuesday as high school graduates and their families emerged from a theater where commencement exercises had just concluded, police said.
The 19-year-old suspect has been arrested and is mulling to charge him with two counts of second-degree murder in addition to other possible offences, interim Richmond Police Chief Rick Edwards and other officials informed the media.
The incident occurred outside the Altria Theatre on the Virginia Commonwealth University campus, which was hosting local high school graduation ceremonies.
According to Edwards, those killed were men aged 18 and 36. Meanwhile, a 31-year-old man suffered life-threatening injuries and four other males aged 14, 32, 55 and 58 were expected to survive.
In addition, a 9-year-old girl was hit by a car in the chaos that ensued, and multiple other people were injured in falls or suffered from anxiety.
- With inputs from agencies