A telephone alert received by Richmond (Virginia) police a few days before the 4th of July celebration in the United States may have prevented another mass shooting during that holidayOfficials made the announcement on Wednesday.
In a joint news conference, Richmond Police Chief Gerald Smith and city Mayor LeVar Stoney revealed the police operation carried out after receiving the alert and resulting in the capture of two detainees.
An unidentified informer called the police on Friday, July 1 (three days before the festivities) and reported that he had overheard a conversation in which someone claimed that preparations were being made for a mass shooting on July 4. Dogwood Dale de Richmond Amphitheater.
The amphitheater, which had a capacity of 2,400 people, hosted the celebration of American Independence Day last Monday.
As soon as they got the call, the police went to a residence in the town where they found Two assault rifles, one pistol and 223 rounds of ammunition.
loss two captives are foreigners And he does not have US citizenship.
One of them was arrested on the same Friday, while the other was kept under observation and arrested on Tuesday.
In addition to the Richmond Police, the United States Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) also participated in the operation.
A man fired several rounds of ammunition at attendees at a July 4th parade in Highland Park (north of Chicago) on the day the detainees were reportedly planning to carry out their shooting. 7 of them died and 39 others were injured.
21 year old suspect Robert CremoHe will face seven charges of murder in the first degree – one for each death – and the prosecutor’s office will present more charges in the coming days in relation to the 39 injured.