Memorial flowers and notes line walkway at Scott Stadium after three football players were killed in a shooting on the grounds of the University of Virginia on Tuesday Nov. 15, 2022, in Charlottesville. Va. As flags were lowered to half-staff across Virginia at Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s request, details began to emerge from the on-campus slaying of three University of Virginia football players Sunday night. Two other students were wounded.
Steve Helber, Associated Press
As flags were lowered to half-staff across Virginia at Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s request, details began to emerge from the on-campus slaying of three University of Virginia football players Sunday night. Two other students were wounded.
CNN reports that the suspect, Christopher Darnell Jones Jr., 22, faced “school disciplinary action after UVA officials learned he failed to disclose his conviction last year on a misdemeanor concealed weapons charge,” according to a school spokesperson.
University President Jim Ryan said that the motive behind the shootings isn’t fully understood.
The three killed were identified Monday as Devin Chandler, Lavel Davis Jr. and D’Sean Perry. All three were members of the Cavaliers football team. One of the two injured students has been publicly identified by his mother as junior running back Michael Hollins, according to WAVY.
Hollins’ mother, Brenda Hollins, tweeted Tuesday that her son was going in for a second surgery, and asked friends to pray for him.
NBC Washington reported that “Chandler was a second-year student from Virginia Beach, Virginia; Davis was a third-year student from Ridgeville, South Carolina, and Perry was a fourth-year student from Miami, Florida.”
The news organization said that the shooting started “aboard a bus full of students who had just returned from a field trip Sunday night after seeing a play in Washington, D.C., officials said.”
The alleged shooter was taken into custody without incident in Henrico County, Virginia, about 80 miles from Charlottesville, after a 12-hour manhunt. During that time, those on campus were ordered to shelter in place.
UVA Police Chief Tom Longo told reporters that the suspect faces three counts of second-degree murder and three counts of using a handgun in the commission of a felony.
Officials said that the suspect was convicted in 2021 on …read more
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