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The UVA shooting suspect is in custody after 3 football players were killed


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The UVA shooting suspect is in custody after 3 football players were killed

Campus police and university president Jim Ryan have acknowledged the incident that killed three players and injured two others late Sunday night at the University of Virginia.

Police said the suspect, Chris Darnell Jones, was arrested early Monday morning after a manhunt that lasted more than 12 hours and involved several law enforcement agencies.

According to the university's president, the shooting took place around 10:30 p.m. on a rented bus carrying students who had just returned from a field trip to see a play.

The three victims were found, a small receiver from Virginia Beach, Virginia, a player from Miami, Florida, and a wide receiver from Dorchester, South Carolina, Laval Davis, according to police.

Two other victims are receiving one of them in a serious condition from their injuries, and the university authorities have not yet revealed the identity of any of them.

Ryan stated, "This is a very sad day for our community." This morning, the entire campus community is in mourning. For the victims, their loved ones, and everyone who knew and cared for them, my heart is broken."

Classes scheduled for Monday and extracurricular activities have been postponed, and public transportation to campus has been halted. Public schools near Albemarle County are also closed on this particular day.

Just after 10:30 a.m. ET, the shelter-in-place order was withdrawn at the campus level after a thorough search of the area.

Events Related to Change Virginia White National Rally In a suburb of Richmond, Virginia, 76 miles southeast of campus, Fatal Jones was arrested "without incident," according to a news release from the neighborhood police force.

Jones will be charged with three counts of second-degree murder and three counts of using a gun to commit a felony, according to a police chief.

Jones, a student at the institution, was listed as a soccer player on the school's athletics website in 2018, however, he did not participate in any competitions.

Longo said Jones had previously attracted campus police notice due to his involvement in the hazing incident.

Longo said that after witnesses refused to help, the police ended the case. However, they found evidence that Jones violated the concealed-weapons policy while traveling outside Charlottesville in February 2021.

Chandler distinguished Jack Hamilton, a UVA professor who claimed that he and Davis were his students, as "incredibly beautiful, with a broad smile, incredibly open-mindedness and a sense of humor. One of those individuals who is simply impossible to hate."

Hamilton noted that Davis did his best to make friends with non-athletes and was well liked by many of his classmates.

President Biden's "deepest sympathies" have been sent to "the countless families, friends and neighbors mourning the dead as well as those injured in this horrific attack," according to a statement from White House Press Secretary Karen-Jean-Pierre.

“In order to remove weapons of war from American streets, a ban on assault weapons must be implemented.
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