UVA shooting,Campus police and university president Jim Ryan acknowledged the incident that left three football players dead and two others hurt late on Sunday night at the University of Virginia.
Christopher Darnell Jones Jr., the alleged shooter, has been apprehended by police following a manhunt that lasted more than 12 hours and involved a lockdown of the whole campus.According to UVA Police Chief Timothy Longo, during a press conference, Jones, a former football player and current student, is accused of three counts of second-degree murder and three counts of using a handgun in the commission of a felony.
All three victims, junior wide receivers from Virginia Beach, Virginia, linebacker from Miami, Florida, and wide receiver from Dorchester, South Carolina, Lavel Davis, were discovered dead at the scene, according to police.Two additional victims, one of whom is in critical condition, are being treated for injuries; university officials have not yet disclosed the names of either of them.
This is just a terrible day for our town, said Ryan. “This morning, the entire campus community is in mourning. For the victims, their families, and everyone who knew and cared about them, my heart is broken.Monday’s scheduled classes and extracurricular activities were postponed, and campus-bound public transportation was suspended. The surrounding Albemarle County public schools were also closed on this particular day.
Jones, a student at the institution, was listed as a football player on the school’s athletics website in 2018, but he did not take part in any contests.Longo claimed that Jones had previously attracted campus police’s attention due to his involvement in a hazing incident.
Longo claimed that after witnesses refused to cooperate, police closed the case. However, they did find evidence that Jones had broken a concealed weapons policy while travelling outside the city of Charlottesville in February 2021.On Monday, tributes to Chandler, Davis, and Perry flooded social media. While sharing pictures and stories of the men, UVA football players and coaches expressed their shock, outrage, and heartbreak.
Police in Moscow, Idaho reported on Sunday that four University of Idaho students had been discovered dead in a house close to the campus. The fatalities are being investigated by police as possible homicides.The Moscow Police Department issued a statement expressing its sincere condolences to the victim’s family, friends, and the Moscow community.