CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Several local and state politicians are offering their condolences following a shooting at a UVA parking garage that left three people dead and two hurt Sunday night.
Authorities say a UVA student allegedly gunned down fellow students in a bus at about 10:30 p.m. as they returned from a school field trip in Washington, D.C.
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On Monday morning at about 11 a.m., a suspect, identified as 22-year-old Chris Jones, was taken into custody after a nearly 12-hour manhunt in connection with the shooting that claimed the lives of three students: UVA linebacker and defensive end D’Sean Perry and Lavel Davis Jr. and Devin Chandler, both wide receivers.
Here’s a look at how lawmakers and officials in the Commonwealth have responded to the devastating news:
Governor Glenn Youngkin
We had a horrific tragedy overnight at UVA, lives were lost and families changed forever. Due to the diligence and commitment of our law enforcement, the suspect is in custody. While there are still many details to uncover, let us lift up the entire community in prayer. https://t.co/t4DHo8nBA4— Governor Glenn Youngkin (@GovernorVA) November 14, 2022
Sen. Mark Warner
I’m thankful for the hard work of local law enforcement in bringing the suspect of the shooting at UVa into custody. My thoughts are still with the families of the victims and the entire Charlottesville community. We must continue working to address the epidemic of gun violence.— Mark Warner (@MarkWarner) November 14, 2022
Sen. Tim Kaine
Heartbroken to hear of another Virginia community devastated by gun violence. Praying for the UVA community and closely monitoring the situation. Please follow the directions of law enforcement at @UVApolice.— Tim Kaine (@timkaine) November 14, 2022
We must take further action to make our communities safer.
Attorney General Jason Miyares
Prayers for our UVA Family and community this morning. The Office of Attorney General is working with federal and state law enforcement and they are actively investigating the case. We will provide more information at the appropriate time.— Jason Miyares (@JasonMiyaresVA) November 14, 2022
Lt. Governor Winsome Earle-Sears
Praying for those at UVA. https://t.co/P3XRWzvWXu— Lt. Governor of Virginia - Winsome Earle-Sears (@WinsomeSears) November 14, 2022
Del. Sam Rasoul
Feeling for the lives lost in the UVA shooting last night. Please continue to stay safe as the suspect is located.— Sam Rasoul (@Sam_Rasoul) November 14, 2022
Congressman Bob Good
Please join me in prayer for the victims of this horrific tragedy, their families, and the entire University of Virginia community.— Congressman Bob Good (@RepBobGood) November 14, 2022