Virginia lawmakers, officials react to UVA shooting that left 3 dead, 2 injured

The suspect is now in custody

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.

[READ MORE: Three victims in UVA fatal shooting identified as football players; suspect now in custody]

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

Sen. Mark Warner

Sen. Tim Kaine

Attorney General Jason Miyares

Lt. Governor Winsome Earle-Sears

Del. Sam Rasoul

Congressman Bob Good

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Jazmine Otey joined the 10 News team in February 2021.