Ex-player in custody for shooting deaths of three University of Virginia football players

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Police in Charlottesville, Virginia have confirmed that they have a former University of Virginia football player in custody for the killing of three football players.

The shooting occurred in a campus parking garage around 10:30 p.m. Sunday. Reportedly the shooting happened on a charter bus that had just returned from a trip.

Christopher Darnell Jones Jr., was arrested “without incident” in Henrico County, Virginia. He is charged with multiple counts of second-degree murder and using a handgun in the commission of a felony. Jones was a seldom-used running back on the team’s 2018 roster.

The victims have been confirmed as receiver Lavel Davis Jr., receiver Devin, and defensive end/linebacker D’Sean Perry. All three are current members of the Virginia Cavaliers football team.

Two other students were injured during the shooting. One is in good condition but the other remains in critical condition. Their identities have not been released.

A motive has not yet been established for the shooting.

The state of Virginia is no stranger to high-profile college shootings. Cross-state rival, Virginia Tech was the site of one of the deadliest campus shootings in history in 2007.

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