2 dead in shooting after high school graduation ceremony in Virginia capital

Seven people were shot, two fatally, when gunfire rang out Tuesday outside a downtown theatre where a high school graduation ceremony had recently concluded, causing attendees to flee in panic, weep and clutch their children, authorities and witnesses reported. A 19-year-old suspect tried to flee but was arrested and will be charged with two counts of second-degree murder, Interim Richmond Police Chief Rick Edwards said in a nighttime news conference at which he confirmed the two fatalities.

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