CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA — At least 3 people are dead and 2 others injured in a shooting that took place on the University of Virginia’s main campus in Charlottesville.
A suspect was identified as Christopher Darnell Jones, seen below, who played football for the school in 2018. It is not clear if he is currently an active student at the school.
Jones is considered armed and dangerous. A shelter-in-place was activated around 10:40pm Sunday night.
The UVA Police Department is looking for Christopher Darnell Jones regarding the shooting incident that occurred on the grounds of the University of Virginia. Call 911 if seen, do not approach. pic.twitter.com/mKcxF6ksxw— UVA Police Department (@UVAPolice) November 14, 2022
Update: SUSPECT CHRIS DARNELL JONES IS A B/M BURGUNDY JACKET, BLUE JEANS, RED SHOES. MAY BE DRIVING A BLACK SUV VA TAG TWX3580.— UVA Police Department (@UVAPolice) November 14, 2022
An email was reportedly sent out, seen below, which details more of the incident, including the number of people injured and killed in the shooting. The email also seems to portray Jones as a current student.
#BREAKING: update from the shooting on @UVA Grounds. 3 are dead, two injuries. The shooter is a UVA student, Christopher Darnell Jones Jr.— Madison McNamee (@madmcnamee) November 14, 2022
We’ll have @IsabelCleary sharing what we know so far on @NBC29 sunrise shows. pic.twitter.com/ypKEnWdNT4
Anyone with information, or anyone who believes they have spotted the suspect, should call 911 immediately.
This is a developing story.