The suspect in the shooting at the University of Virginia was identified as a college student named Christopher Darnell Jones Jr., who has already been detained by authorities.
A shooting that occurred in the parking lot of the University of Virginia, located in the city of Charlottesville, left three people dead – who belonged to the American football team – and two more injured.
According to local police reports, the suspect was identified as a university student named Christopher Darnell Jones Jr., who initially fled and was later arrested.
Christopher Darnell is accused of three counts: second-degree murder, for the use of a firearm and another for a misdemeanor.
The 22-year-old suspect was seen on campus in a black vehicle with Virginia license plates which helped in his identification and subsequent arrest.
In a letter addressed to the university campus, the president of the University of Virginia, Jim Ryan, confirmed the events that occurred around 10:30 pm this Sunday, November 13, local time, in the parking lot of the university campus.
“It resulted in three fatalities, two additional victims were injured and are receiving medical care,” Jim Ryan told the university community.
Jim Ryan specified in an interview with the media that the shooting occurred on a bus that was taking several students to campus after an excursion to Washington DC.
The three young football players who lost their lives, and who were identified by the police, are wide receivers Lavel Davis Jr. and Devin Chandler, as well as linebacker D’Sean Perry.
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