2 dead, 5 injured in US school graduation shooting

TWO people were killed and five injured yesterday during a shooting near a high school graduation in the US state of Virginia, police said, the latest in an epidemic of mass shootings plaguing the country.

The shooting took place around 5pm (2100 GMT) outside a theatre in the state capital of Richmond, where students from a local high school were celebrating their graduation, Richmond interim police chief Rick Edwards told reporters.