The Bulletin

A mass shooting in Richmond after graduation ceremony and more Va. headlines

By: - June 7, 2023 7:30 am

The state Capitol. (Ned Oliver/ Virginia Mercury)

• A mass shooting outside the Altria Theater in Richmond following a high school graduation ceremony left two people dead and five others with gunshot wounds Tuesday evening. Police said they have detained a man and intend to pursue second-degree murder charges against him.—Axios Richmond

• The plane that crashed into a Southwest Virginia mountainside had lost contact with air traffic controllers minutes into its ascent, federal aviation officials said Tuesday. The crash killed all four people aboard, including a New York real estate agent and her 2-year-old daughter.—Associated Press

• “The Dominion Energy–backed group Power for Tomorrow has re-emerged ahead of the June 20 primaries with ad campaigns backing incumbent lawmakers.”—VPM

• The Virginia Housing Development Authority estimates it will make about half as many loans this year as it did last year, due to high interest rates and a low supply of homes for sale.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• Arlington eighth grader Charlotte Walsh placed second in the Scripps National Spelling Bee, clinching the competition by correctly spelling 13 words and earning a $25,000 cash prize.—ARLnow


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