Multiple people were wounded Tuesday in a shooting at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond after a graduation of high school students, police and local media reported.
It was not immediately clear how many victims were killed in the shooting or why, but local media said at least five people were shot and some suffered life-threatening injuries.
Richmond police said on Twitter that there was no longer a threat to the public after responding to the scene of the shooting. "RPD (Richmond Police Department) is at the scene of a shooting at Laurel and Franklin streets. Multiple injuries are reported. There is no immediate threat to the public," it said.
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The shooting occurred on the campus of the university, specifically in Monroe Park, where moments before a graduation event of high school students had been held.
The Richmond Public Schools department confirmed the shooting and said the graduating students were from Huguenot High School.
Education officials also said the graduation ceremony of another school, Thomas Jefferson High School, which was scheduled for 7 p.m., was canceled.