A Virginia Department of Corrections canine team searches the scene near an overnight shooting that occurred at the University of Virginia, Monday, Nov. 14, 2022, in Charlottesville. Va.
Steve Helber, Associated Press
Police have arrested a suspect in a mass shooting on the University of Virginia campus that left three members of the football team dead and two other individuals wounded Sunday night. No motive for the attack has been given.
University of Virginia Police identified the suspect as Christopher Darnell Jones Jr., 22. At an 11 a.m. ET news conference, they said he was taken into custody and charged with murder following an intense manhunt in the Charlottesville area.
“Campus officials said the five students were shot on a bus that had returned from a field trip,” per The Washington Post.
ESPN provided some details about the three who were killed: Cavaliers junior receiver Lavel Davis Jr. of Dorchester, South Carolina; junior receiver Devin Chandler of Huntersville, North Carolina; and junior defensive end/linebacker D’Sean Perry of Miami.
The UVA Police Department is looking for Christopher Darnell Jones regarding the shooting incident that occurred on the grounds of the University of Virginia. Call 911 if seen, do not approach. pic.twitter.com/mKcxF6ksxw
— UVA Police Department (@UVAPolice) November 14, 2022
The shooting occurred in a garage on campus around 10:30 p.m. Sunday. A shelter-in-place order that stretched into Monday morning was lifted after 12 hours by the university’s Office of Emergency Management “based upon a thorough search,” The New York Times reported.
Earlier, Jim Ryan, president of the university, said in an email to the campus community that the suspect is a student at the school. He added that “I am holding the victims, their families, and all members of the University of Virginia community in my heart today, and we will make plans to come together as a community to grieve as soon as the suspect is apprehended.”
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