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Grand jury to get charges in Va. mall shooting

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (AP) - The case against a man charged with shooting two women at a community college inside a Virginia mall is headed to a grand jury.

Media outlets report that 19-year-old Neil MacInnis waived his right to a preliminary hearing Tuesday in Montgomery County General District Court.

MacInnis faces malicious wounding and weapons charges in the April 12 shooting at a satellite campus of New River Community College in Christiansburg, just south of Blacksburg.

Part-time employee Taylor Sharpe and student Kristina Bousserghine were shot before the suspect was subdued by an off-duty security guard and Christiansburg police officers. The women are recovering from their injuries. Both attended Tuesday's hearing.

Neither woman appears to have been targeted.

MacInnis was a student at the college. He is being held at Western Virginia Regional Jail.


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