The three students who were shot and killed Sunday night on Virginia University Campus have been identified as Lavel Davis, Jr., D’Sean Perry and Devin Chandler.
Lavel Davis Jr was a junior and wide receiver on the UVA football team who finished his freshman season at UVA with the second most average yards per reception in the nation with 25.75.
D’Sean Perry was a junior linebacker and defensive end and the third victim, Devin Chandler, was a junior wide receiver and kick returner.
Their deaths shocked the entire community and the person held accountable for the mass shooting is allegedly another football player, Christopher Darnell Jones Jr, who was listed on the University of Virginia’s football team roster in 2018.
According to the police, 22-year-old Jones has since been arrested and charged with three counts of second-degree murder and three counts of using a handgun in the commission of a felony.
University of Virginia confirms identities of three football players killed in shooting!!! PUT THE FUCKING GUNS DOWN!!!!!! My condolences to the families of these young men who lost their lives to a maniac!!! pic.twitter.com/5dX2xUXMTy
— Mamba Out ✌🏾✌🏾 (@kcjj_04) November 14, 2022
University of Virginia police chief Tim Longo said that the university’s multi-disciplinary threat assessment team got notified that Jones was carrying a gun on campus but the person who came forward with the information said he had never actually seen the weapon, he only heard Jones had it with him.
“The comment about Mr. Jones owning a gun was not made in conjunction with any threats,” Longo explained.
Two other students were shot too, one of which is reported to have suffered minor injuries while the second one remains in critical condition.
Tony Elliot, Virginia football coach, expressed his condolences and spoke of the tragedy.
“I cannot find the words to express the devastation and heartache that our team is feeling today after the tragic events last night that resulted in the deaths of Lavel, D’Sean and Devin, and the others who were injured.
“These were incredible young men with huge aspirations and extremely bright futures. Our hearts ache for their families, their classmates and their friends. These precious young men were called away too soon. We are all fortunate to have them be a part of our lives. They touched us, inspired us and worked incredibly hard as representatives of our program, university and community. Rest in peace, young men.”
Talked to Lavel Davis Jr. before the season about the family he found at UVA.
The story never ran, but I wanted to share this from Lavel on his love for his teammates, coaches and their families. pic.twitter.com/cnadPgIajM
— Preston Willett (@PrestonWillett) November 14, 2022
At the time the shooting took place, the football team was returning from Washington D.C. as part of a school trip.
Our thoughts and prayers go to the grieving families.
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