UPDATE: 2 Killed, 5 Injured In Mass Shooting Following Graduation Ceremony, Suspect In Custody

UPDATE @ 9:29PM: Police say 2 people were killed, an 18-year-old student and a 36-year-old man who attended the ceremony. Another 5 were injured. Authorities have apprehended a 19-year-old male suspect, who is likely acquainted with at least one victim, with plans to press charges for second-degree murder. An initial second suspect has been released as the investigation found no evidence of their involvement. Additionally, a 9-year-old girl was hit by a car during the chaos, and is currently receiving treatment for non-critical injuries.

UPDATE @ 7:32PM: Police say a total of 7 victims were found, 3 of which have life-threatening injuries.

UPDATE @ 7:10PM: A tragic incident occurred at Altria Theater during Huguenot High School’s graduation ceremony. This event happened around 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 6, as confirmed by Richmond School Board member Jonathan Young. Authorities have two individuals in custody related to this incident, though no details about the suspects have been disclosed.

Original Story:

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA — Authorities are in the process of responding to a reported gunfire incident that took place outside the Altria Theater during a high school graduation event.

A warning was issued on Tuesday afternoon by police, cautioning students of an ongoing shooting situation on the Monroe Park Campus and advising them to stay indoors.

It has been confirmed by Richmond Public Schools that a shooting incident transpired outside the theater following the graduation ceremony of Huguenot High School. The event took place in Monroe Park, which is in close proximity to the theater. Subsequently, the district has called off the Thomas Jefferson High School’s graduation ceremony that was due to take place at 7 p.m. today. Plans are underway to reschedule this event.

Unconfirmed reports suggest that up to five individuals may have been injured in the shooting.

This is a developing story.

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