University of Virginia Cancels Final Home Football Game After Shooting

Posted on November 16, 2022, 3:01 pm
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Following the fatal shooting of Three of On Sunday, its football players were the University of Virginia It announced Wednesday that it had cancelled its Saturday football game.

The last home game was against Coastal Carolina. of The season. The university stated that it was not yet certain if the team would play its last game. of Season, a Nov. 26 matchup Virginia Tech.

Three players — Devin Chandler, Lavel Davis Jr. and D’Sean Perry — were killed in Sunday night’s shooting, and two others were wounded.

Christopher Darnell Jones Jr. was identified by police as the gunman. He was a former walk-on player for the team in 2018. On Monday, Timothy Longo, chief of Police for the University of VirginiaAccording to Jones, he would face three charges of Two-degree murder, and three counts of In the commission, you can use a handgun of a felony.

On Wednesday, Mr. Jones appeared in court. He stated that he was seeking counsel on his own and would be represented by an interim public defender.

He was not released on bail and a court date for December 8 has been set.

A police report was reviewed by a prosecutor of The shooting in which a witness claimed that Mr. Jones was “aiming at certain people and was not randomly shooting.”

The team’s coach, Tony Elliott, said during a news conference on Tuesday that his priority was spending time with his players as they mourn. “I’m just trying to figure out, step by step, how to be strong for these young men,” He added that they would jointly decide when they would return to field.

Campbell Robertson Contributed reporting