A shooting in the University of Virginia late Sunday night has taken the lives of three people, and injured two others. One of the victims in the shooting has been confirmed as Virginia football player D’Sean Perry. The news was confirmed by his father a day after the shooting was reported.
The shooter, suspected to also be a former member of Virginia’s football team, is still reportedly at large. Police have cautioned civilians, as the suspect is still “armed and dangerous”. The suspect, one Christopher Darnell Jones, reportedly was a transfer who tried out for the Virginia team, but did not make it to the final roster.
Christopher Darnell Jones Jr. allegedly shot and killed 22-year-old D’Sean Perry, a linebacker and defensive end, and Devin Chandler, a junior wide receiver on the team, and Lavel Davis Jr., a junior wide receiver. Perry and Chandler died at the scene, while Davis died in the hospital.
The UVA Police Department is looking for Christopher Darnell Jones regarding the shooting incident that occurred on the grounds of the University of Virginia. Call 911 if seen, do not approach. pic.twitter.com/mKcxF6ksxw
— UVA Police Department (@UVAPolice) November 14, 2022
D’Sean Perry was a linebacker for the University of Virginia in the 2022 season. During their previous game against the University of Pittsburgh, he recorded two tackles for the team.
After the mass shooting, the University of Virginia suspended all classes for the following day (November 14). The incident happened at around 10 pm on Sunday. Six gunshots were reportedly heard in the campus, prompting students to immediately take cover.
We offer our condolences to the families affected by these losses.