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UVA Shooting

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A suspect behind a shooting at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, which killed three and injured two others, is in custody and has been charged with second-degree murder and using a handgun to commit a felony.

UVA football players D'Sean Perry, Lavel Davis Jr., and Devin Chandler were fatally shot by Christopher Darnell Jones Jr. as their bus pulled into a campus parking garage late Sunday night. Two other players are being treated for gunshot wounds. The students were returning from a class field trip to Washington, DC. The gunman was a running back for the football team in 2018, though he never played in a game.

The suspect was previously investigated by the campus threat assessment team in September after boasting about his weapon and was involved in a 2021 concealed weapon incident.

Separately, four students were killed near campus at the University of Idaho over the weekend in an apparent homicide.

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