Investigation Continues Into Shooting At Petersburg Plasma Center

A 20-year-old Virginia man walked into a plasma donation center during a Fourth of July community cookout, asked to use the restroom, then began randomly stabbing people with a long knife as customers and staff members ran for cover, authorities said Friday. Jairique Shannon had donated plasma at Octapharma Plasma in Petersburg at least once before and authorities do not know why he attacked people at the center on Thursday, said Commonwealth’s Attorney Cheryl Wilson. Three people were hurt and remained hospitalized Friday.