RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Richmond City Public Schools will cancel classes Wednesday in the wake of a mass shooting outside the Altria Theater on Tuesday, according to school board member Jonathan Young. Graduations have also been canceled for the rest of the week and will be rescheduled.
The shooting took place after Huguenot High School’s graduation at the Altria Theater, which was slated to begin at 4 p.m.
Two people were killed and several others were injured in the mass shooting.
Officers were at the scene of a shooting at Laurel Street and Franklin Street for several hours Tuesday investigating. According to police, multiple injuries were reported and there is “no immediate threat to the public.”
All Richmond high school graduations this week were canceled. Richmond Public Schools announced that these graduations will take place next week instead, and will provide further details soon.
The shooting could impact traffic for Douglas Freeman High School’s graduation, which was set to take place at the Siegel Center Tuesday afternoon, according to Henrico County Public Schools.