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Gunman Kills Two People, Injures 5, After High School Graduation in Richmond, VA

HeadlineJun 07, 2023

In Virginia, a gunman shot two people dead and injured another five Tuesday after a high school graduation ceremony at a park in Richmond. Police arrested a 19-year-old suspect who was found in possession of four handguns. According to the Gun Violence Archive, it was the 279th mass shooting in the U.S. this year. This is Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney.

Mayor Levar Stoney: “This should not be happening anywhere. Anywhere. Whether it’s in Richmond, whether it’s in Virginia, whether it’s in the United States, this should not be happening anywhere. A child should be able to go to their graduation and walk on their graduation and enjoy the accomplishment with their friends and their family.”

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