Some online readers are interested to know more about the shooting at Richmond graduation and if the suspect has been found.
CBN News reports that about two people lost their lives while five others were wounded on Tuesday during a shooting outside a high school graduation ceremony in Richmond, Virginia, police said.
The two people killed were an 18-year-old man and a 36-year-old man. Although they were not immediately identified, it has been reported that the 18-year-old was set to graduate Tuesday.
A 31-year-old gunshot victim still had life-threatening injuries Tuesday night, police said. Four males, ages 14, 32, 55 and 58, had injuries that were not considered life-threatening.
The graduation ceremony at the Altria Theater, located in Monroe Park on the campus of Virginia Commonwealth University, was abruptly canceled after shots rang out shortly after 5 p.m., Edwards said.
Off-duty officers working security inside the ceremony immediately responded to the scene and found the shooting victims, Edwards said earlier Tuesday. Virginia Commonwealth University security detained the suspect after he left the scene, Edwards said.
No police officers were injured or fired their weapons during the incident.
Has suspect behind Richmond shooting been found?
A 19-year-old suspect is in custody and is facing two second-degree murder charges, Richmond Police acting chief Rick Edwards has disclosed. According to the police, the motive behind the shooting is till unknown but believe that the suspect knew “at least one of the victims.”
According to Police acting chief Rick Edwards, two suspects were in custody, but on Tuesday night he clarified that one of the two people detained was not believed to be involved in the shooting. Four handguns were recovered, but at least one belonged to the second individual who is not believed to be involved.