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Shooting at University of Virginia Leaves Three Football Players Dead

Shooting at University of Virginia Leaves Three Football Players Dead

“two other students were shot and were hospitalized; he said one was in good condition and one is in critical condition”

The suspect is a former football player himself and is now in custody.

ESPN reports:

Three Virginia football players killed; ex-player in custody

A former University of Virginia football player suspected of killing three football players and wounding two other students on campus late Sunday night is in custody after a manhunt in Charlottesville, Virginia, police confirmed Monday.

During a news conference on Monday, University of Virginia president Jim Ryan said three Cavaliers football players were shot and killed: 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.

Authorities said the suspect in the shooting, identified as Christopher Darnell Jones Jr., was apprehended “without incident” just before 11 a.m. in Henrico County, Virginia. University of Virginia police chief Tim Longo said Jones, 22, had been arrested and charged with three counts of second-degree murder and three counts of using a handgun in the commission of a felony.

Jones was listed as a freshman running back on the team’s 2018 roster, and his roster bio noted that he previously played at Petersburg High School and Varina High School in Virginia.

Ryan said two other students were shot and were hospitalized; he said one was in good condition and one is in critical condition. Ryan did not identify the other students.

One of the injured students is junior running back Mike Hollins, his father told The Washington Post. Michael Hollins Sr. told The Post that his son is in “stable” condition after being shot in the back.

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When you start allowing people to take responsibility for their own safety and protection, this kind of thing will end much sooner.

The Gentle Grizzly | November 15, 2022 at 12:58 pm

Shot by a fellow player?

was he high on something at the time of the shooting?

Was it a white supremacist? I have to ask, because the FIB said they are the biggest danger in this country.

The shooter’s family strongly implied when interviewed by the Washington Post that it was in response to hazing.