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USA, Virginia, Richmond. End-of-school shooting – casualties [NAGRANIE]

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Seven people were shot, two fatally, at a graduation ceremony in Richmond, Virginia.

A man armed with four handguns killed two people and wounded five others as he fired into a crowd outside the graduation ceremony of Huguenot High School in Richmond, Virginia, police said.

According to Richmond Police Chief Rick Edwards, the 19-year-old suspect tried to flee. However, he has been arrested and is due to face two counts of second-degree murder.

Shooting at the end of the school year celebration at Huguenot High School in Virginia CLARK FRIERSON/INSTAGRAM @BY.ESI / Reuters / Forum

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The attacker allegedly knew one of the victims, who are men aged 18 and 36. Edwards did not confirm media reports indicating that they were son and father.

According to the police, in addition to the five injured people, seven were given help related to the stress caused by the resounding shots.

“Hundreds of participants fled in panic, crying and hugging their children,” the AP reported.

Main photo source: CLARK FRIERSON/INSTAGRAM @BY.ESI / Reuters / Forum

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