Virginia police say July 4 mass shooting thwarted after tip

Police in Richmond, Virginia, say they thwarted a planned July 4 mass shooting after receiving a tip that led to arrests and the seizure of multiple guns.

Authorities announce the alleged plot in a news release, but do not release any additional information. Chief Gerald Smith has planned a news conference for this afternoon.

A spokesperson for the police department does not immediately respond to a call seeking additional details of the planned shooting.

The announcement comes just two days after a gunman opened fire from a rooftop on a July 4 parade in the affluent Chicago suburb of Highland Park, killing seven people and injuring more than three dozen.

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