7 people shot following high school graduation at Virginia Commonwealth University: Police

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(RICHMOND, Va.) —¬†Seven people were shot following a high school graduation at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond on Tuesday, police said.

Two people are in custody, and there is no ongoing threat to the community following the incident at the university’s Monroe Park campus, Richmond police said.

Among the shooting victims, three suffered life-threatening injuries and four non-life-threatening, police said.

Six others were injured in the aftermath of the shooting, including two who fell, one who was hit by a car, and three who were treated for anxiety, police said.

Multiple police agencies responded to the scene near the Altria Theater, which was scheduled to host several graduation ceremonies for Richmond Public Schools Tuesday.

A Richmond Public Schools official told ABC News the shooting took place in Monroe Park after the Huguenot High School graduation in the Altria Theater had ended.

Students in graduation gowns could be seen running from the scene amid the police response.

Thomas Jefferson High School’s graduation ceremony scheduled for Tuesday night has been canceled, and all Richmond Public Schools will be closed on Wednesday “out of an abundance of caution,” the school district said.

Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin said state law enforcement are supporting Richmond police in the investigation.

“My administration continues monitoring the terrible shooting in the heart of Richmond tonight,” Youngkin tweeted.

ABC News’ Beatrice Peterson contributed to this report.

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