Two people were killed on Tuesday in a shooting on the Virginia Commonwealth University campus after a high school graduation ceremony was held there, Richmond police said.
Five others were wounded by the gunfire and at least 12 others were injured or treated for anxiety due to the mayhem.
Two suspects were in custody, police said at a news conference.
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, according to the Associated Press.
Police recovered multiple handguns.
The shooting took place at Monroe Park, an open space on campus, at 5:13 p.m., authorities said.
Huguenot High School's graduation was scheduled to be held at 4:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Altria Theater, adjacent to the park, according to its website.
In a notice posted to its website, the school said the shooting took place in the park after the graduation ceremony and Richmond Public Schools would close all schools Wednesday.
Authorities not have provided any additional information about the victims, according to NBC News.
The investigation is ongoing. The motive for the shooting is unclear as of this time.