On Monday, Nov. 21, Brenda Hollins, mother of Mike Hollins, announced on Twitter that he has been released from the hospital after being hurt in a deadly shooting at UVA.
Michael Hollins Jr. was among two students hurt in a deadly shooting at a UVA parking garage along Culbreth Road on Sunday night, his father, Michael Hollins Sr., told the Washington Post.
The incident unfolded at about 10:30 p.m. on a charter bus full of students returning to Charlottesville after seeing a play in Washington, D.C., a little over 30 hours after Saturday’s game against the Pittsburgh Panthers, according to the Associated Press.
Hollins Sr. says his son knew the suspect, 22-year-old Chris Jones, given that they were football teammates. Jones, a UVA student, was taken into custody after a nearly 12-hour manhunt with authorities ordering students to shelter in place and conducting a building-by-building and grounds search of the campus, officials told 10 News.
Hollins, a third-year student, was a running back at UVA and played in Saturday’s game, wearing the #7 jersey.
His father told the Post that he had been working in Fairfax as a city bus inspector when he learned that his son had been injured in the shooting and had to rush to Charlottesville.
He arrived shortly before 2 a.m. Monday to discover that his son had been shot in the back.
Hollins Sr. reported that as of Monday morning, his son was in “stable” condition.
“The doctors said he’s going to recover,” Hollins said. “They said because of his age and physical condition, he’s doing exceptionally well.”
The second survivor was identified as Marlee Morgan in the suspect’s first court hearing Wednesday morning. No word yet on Morgan’s condition.
Three football players were killed in the shooting. To learn more, click here.