Virginia: Ex-football player shoots three teammates in college

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Charlottesville, VirginiaA former footballer shoots three colleagues as they return from a match

A 22-year-old former University of Virginia player shot three football players as they got off a bus. He was caught after twelve hours.

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Caught criminal Chris Darnell Jones…

UVA Police Department

... shot college football player Devin Chandler ...

… shot college football player Devin Chandler …

University of Virginia

…Lavel Davis…
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A gunman killed three people and wounded two others in a rampage on the campus of the University of Virginia in the eastern United States, the university and police in Charlottesville said Monday night. Student Christopher Darnell Jones, 22, was an immediate suspect, it said. The gunman initially ran away, but police say he was caught Monday morning.

The university president said at a press conference Monday that the three people killed, Devin Chandler, Lavel Davis Jr. and D’Sean Perry, were members of the football team. The incident occurred when they were returning from an away match reports CNN.

Jones is said to have opened fire on the bus as it was returning to campus – it is still unclear whether he himself was among the passengers. Two players Dontayvion Wicks and Mike Hollins were injured but survived the attack. The motive of the perpetrator is still unclear.

Schütze was also a footballer

After the incident on Sunday around 10:30 p.m. local time, people on campus were asked to get to safety and not go outside. The site was closed and classes were canceled for Monday. University police have released a description of the alleged shooter. Helicopters were also deployed during the search.

Jones himself was a member of the UVA Athletics varsity football team in 2018, but did not play in any games. However, he played successfully in high school. He was also named Student of the Year at Varina High School. Jones also served as president of the Key Club, a society that works hard to help those around them, he says “Daily Mail”.

Four dead in Idaho

Meanwhile, in the state of Idaho, four students were found dead in a house near the university. Police say they believe they were also victims of murder. According to police, officials found four dead after responding to an emergency call at a home near the University of Idaho in the town of Moscow. University President Scott Green said the dead were students who did not live on campus.

The US has long been on a massive scale armed force combat. Firearms are often readily available in the country. According to the latest data from the CDC, around 20,000 people were shot in the US in 2020 alone – more than 50 per day. gunshot wound were the most common cause of death for children and young people there for the first time in 2020 – ahead of traffic accidents.

(DPA/trx)

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