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UVA | After the incident that left 3 football players dead

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updated at 5:05 PM ET on November 14, 2022

UVA | Campus police and university president Jim Ryan acknowledged the incident that left three football players dead. And two others wounded late on Sunday night at the University of Virginia.

The police has apprehended the alleged shooter, Christopher Darnell Jones Jr., 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 news conference, Jones. A former football player and current student is accused of three counts of second-degree murder and three counts of using a weapon in the commission of a felony.

According to the university president, the shooting happened at 10:30 p.m. ET was riding in a charter bus with children who had just returned from a theatre field trip.

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 site. According to police.

For nearly 12 hours, staff members and students remained indoors.

Ryan stated, “This is an unbearably sad day for our community. “This morning, the whole campus community is in mourning. For the victims, their loved ones, and everyone who knew and cared about them, my heart is devastated.”

Monday’s scheduled classes and extracurricular activities were postponed, and campus-bound public transit was halted. The nearby Albemarle County public schools were likewise closed on this particular day.

Just after 10:30 a.m. ET, he campus-wide shelter-in-place order was withdrawn following a thorough search of the area.

According to a press release from the neighbourhood police department, Jones was captured “without incident” in a Richmond, Virginia suburb, some 76 miles southeast of the institution.

Jones will be charged with three charges of second-degree murder and three counts of using a pistol to conduct a crime, according to UVA Police Chief Tim Longo.

Jones, a student at the institution, was listed as a football player on the school’s athletics website in 2018. However he did not take part in any contests.

Longo said that Jones had previously attracted campus police’s notice due to his involvement in a hazing incident.

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