CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WMC) — A former Mid-South football player was one of three University of Virginia football players shot dead on campus.
University President Jim Ryan said Devin Chandler, Lavel Davis, Jr. and D’Sean Perry were all killed.
In a letter to college posted on social media, Ryan said the shooting happened around 10:30 p.m. Sunday.
Campus police identified the suspect as student Christopher Jones. He was taken into custody on Monday morning.
“It’s a message every leader hopes they never have to send, and I’m devastated that this violence has affected the University of Virginia,” Ryan wrote. “This is a traumatic incident for everyone in our community.”
Chandler, a wide receiver, spent three years at Arlington High School before transferring to play his senior year at North Carolina. In college, he spent two years in Wisconsin before transferring to Virginia.
The shooting happened near a parking lot on the campus in Charlottesville, Virginia. Classes were canceled in light of the shooting.
Arlington Community Schools released a statement on their social media:
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