Shawn Jackson Wiki – Shawn Jackson Biography

The two slain victims of Tuesday’s mass shooting at a Virginia high school graduation ceremony have been identified as an 18-year-old senior and his father, who was killed minutes after watching his son graduate. A family member named the father and son as 36-year-old Renzo Smith and Shawn Jackson. Gunshots erupted around 5:15 p.m. Tuesday outside the Altria Theater in downtown Richmond, Virginia, as a crowd of graduates and their families filed out of the venue. Police said seven people were hit with bullets, leaving two dead and five wounded.

A 31-year-old man sustained life-threatening injuries to him. Four others, ages 14, 42, 55 and 58, suffered gunshot wounds but are expected to recover. At least 12 people were injured in the chaos or required treatment for anxiety. Jackson’s 9-year-old sister was reportedly struck by a car in the chaos sparked by the shooting, but she has since been released from the hospital, according to ABC News.

Shawn Jackson Age

The age of Shawn Jackson was 18 years.


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Shawn Jackson and his father are killed

A 19-year-old suspect tried to flee on foot but was arrested and will be charged with two counts of second-degree murder. Police believe the accused gunman, who was not immediately identified, knew at least one of the victims. “This should have been a safe space. People should have felt safe at a graduation,” said Interim Richmond Police Chief Rick Edwards. “It is incredibly tragic that someone decided to bring a weapon to this incident and spread terror in our community.”

Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney echoed the sentiments of the acting chief, saying, “The question that comes to mind right now is whether nothing is sacred anymore.” Richmond Public Schools Superintendent Jason Kamras said the shooting occurred as graduates were posing for pictures with family and friends outside the theater.

Video from the scene shows a crowd of people clapping and cheering. Moments later, some 20 or more shots ring out, sending hundreds of terrified bystanders, including graduates still wearing their caps and gowns, running for their lives. “I have no more words on this,” Kamras said. “I am tired of seeing people being shot at, our children. And I beg the entire community to stop, just stop.”


Officers inside the theater for the graduation ceremony heard the shots outside and radioed their colleagues stationed outside, who then discovered the shooting victims in the large park across the street. A witness told local station 8News that they heard at least 30 shots and sources told the station that four firearms were recovered at the scene.

Police initially believed there were two suspects in custody, but Edwards later said they determined one of them was not involved. Richmond Public Schools announced that all high school graduations scheduled for this week have been canceled and all schools closed Wednesday “out of an abundance of caution.” Rep. Jennifer McClellan, a Democrat whose district includes Richmond, issued a statement calling for gun reform.

We cannot continue to live in fear. We must address the root causes of gun violence and pass common sense gun safety policies that protect our communities,” she said. Republican Lieutenant Governor Winsome Earle-Sears, a passionate supporter of the Second Amendment, told media outlets near the scene that the problem is not with guns but with criminals.


“Even if you take all the guns off the street, from the law-abiding citizens, the others who want to do harm, who want to kill and maim, are going to have the guns,” he said. “So we have to find out what is happening in our communities. We have to find the right problem so we can come up with the right solution.”Read More……

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