UPDATE: Police say the suspect in a shooting that left three University of Virginia football players dead is in custody. Authorities announced the arrest of Christopher Darnell Jones, Jr., a former U-V-A football player. Police don’t have details on how he was apprehended. Two other students were also injured in the shooting. It’s currently unknown if Jones had a relationship with any of those he fired upon.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — The University of Virginia says a shooting on campus last night left three people dead and two others injured.
The campus has been on lockdown since just after 10:30 as police search for the suspect, identified as Christopher Darnell Jones, Jr., a former UVA football player.
University police say officers are conducting a complete search of the area and to expect an increased law enforcement presence.
The suspect is considered armed and dangerous.
The school’s vice president urged students to “take the shelter-in-place commands seriously as the situation remains active.” Classes have been called off for the day.