A man has been charged with shooting and killing four young girls on a bridge in Virginia, authorities said.
A grand jury indicted 32-year-old Darryl T. Pomerantz on Wednesday on charges of homicide and murder in the deaths of Emily Ann Sulloway, 6, her sister, 9-year and 9-month-old sisters, and two others.
The four girls were killed Friday morning when Pomeranz jumped off a nearby bridge in Richmond’s Central Park, authorities have said.
Authorities are not releasing the identities of the victims.
The shooting remains under investigation.
Pomerantz was arraigned in court on Wednesday and posted a $5,000 bond.
He was scheduled to appear in court again on Thursday.
The children’s mother told The Associated Press that she spoke with Pomerants sister on the phone about the killings, but she did not know the details.
“I just think it’s a horrible thing to do.
I feel terrible about what happened,” she said.
“He shouldn’t have done it.
I don’t know what he could have done differently.
It’s just sad.”
Authorities said Pomerant and his girlfriend, 25-year, had been drinking at a party the night of the shootings, according to police.
She told police that she was in a hotel room with her boyfriend when she heard screams coming from her room and heard a loud bang.
Pomeroz went to investigate, authorities say, but instead he found a 12-year old girl, who had been stabbed in the neck, on the ground.
She was taken to a hospital.
The girl was identified by police as Emily Ann.
She had been in the hospital for about two weeks, authorities told The Washington Times.
Pompers sister, Emily Ann, died Thursday.
He and his boyfriend were in court Wednesday on the charges.
Authorities have not released the names of the girls, but their names were released by the family Wednesday night.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.