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.
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.
Currently multiple law enforcements are on scene of a mass shooting that took place during a high school graduation ceremony in Monroe Park on the… pic.twitter.com/18sEoB973z
— R A W S A L E R T S (@rawsalerts) June 6, 2023
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.
Several people have been shot near Virginia Commonwealth University’s Monroe Park campus during a reported active shooter situation. A Richmond School Board member says the shooting happened as people were leaving a high school graduation ceremony.https://t.co/HCyrIGWYHO
— WOWK 13 News (@WOWK13News) June 6, 2023
This is a developing story.
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