New gun drama in the United States. At the end of a graduation ceremony from Huguenot High School in Richmond, near Washington, which was taking place in a nearby theater, a shooting left at least two dead and five injured, late Tuesday afternoon. . A 19-year-old suspect has been arrested.
An 18-year-old high school student died, along with a 36-year-old adult. Among the five injured, one person is in critical condition. According to the police, the suspect knew at least one of the victims. It could therefore be a targeted attack, the motive of which was not known on Tuesday evening.
279 mass shootings in 2023
“Is there nothing sacred anymore? “, launched the mayor of Richmond, Levar Stoney. He promised that the suspect would face justice, “for the victims but also for the city”.
There have already been 279 mass shootings – defined as at least 4 dead or injured, not including the shooter – in the United States this year, according to the organization’s tally Gun Violence Archive. 2023 remains on the record levels of the previous two years, with 647 mass shootings in 2022 and 690 in 2019.
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