University of Virginia School Shooting Leaves 3 Dead and 2 Injured – Students Still On Lockdown at 8:39 A.M

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Students are still on lockdown after the University of Virginia School shooting.

The suspect, Christopher Darnell Jones is still at large.

According to Culper County Sherrif, he was last seen wearing a burgundy jacket/hoodie, blue jeans, and red shoes.
Law enforcement officials believe he could be driving a black SUV with Virginia tag TWX3580. Jones is considered to be armed and dangerous.

The shooting broke out at a parking garage on Culbreth Road, near the school’s drama building, at around 10:30 p.m. Sunday, the University of Virginia Office of Emergency Management said in a tweet.

“I am heartbroken to report that the shooting has resulted in three fatalities,” Jim Ryan, the university’s president, said later in an email to students. He said two additional victims were also injured in the shooting and were receiving medical care. He did not release names of the deceased.

“This is a message any leader hopes never to have to send, and I am devastated that this violence has visited the University of Virginia,” Ryan said. He said classes would be cancelled for Monday, with only designated essential employees expected to report to work.

The University of Virginia suspect, Christopher Darnell Jones is still at large.

According to a Facebook post it is said that the former Football player had anger issues. Nevertheless, the cause of the shooting has not been revealed.

The three students killed were not identified as of yet.

UVAPD says the suspect may be driving a black SUV with Virginia tag: TWX3580.

If you have information on the University of Virginia school shooting call the non-emergency dispatch center at 540 727 7900. If you see the vehicle or suspect do not approach and call 911.

A 2018 Richmond Times-Dispatch profile article featured Jones. She said she wanted to know why her friends were “so upset” about Jones’ graduation.

“Chris Jones was the only one who went to the University of Virginia in the fall,” he said.

According to the story, Jones’ end came after “a broken family, school fights and expulsions, and a troubled upbringing in Essex Village and a two-bedroom apartment on Mosby House Court that began in Richmond.”

The article says that growing up, he learned that “the safest place to play is indoors.”

Jones openly said he was “not in the right place” at times.

The newspaper reported that he went to an alternative school, but an aunt encouraged him to study.

In 2018, the Petersburg Kappa League team posted on Instagram, “Congratulations to Kappa Leaguer Chris Jones.


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