The U.S news agencies reported about the death of 3 football players at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, late Sunday night, classes dismissed for the second day as the students and teachers attended candle vigil event at the University site for the sprit of the lost students.
According to the University of Virginia president who spoke to local media in a press conference, the shooting occurred inside a chartered bus around 10:30 PM (Eastern Time) on Sunday evening. The bus was carrying students of the University of Virginia who were returning from a friend trip.
The incident has also left two injuries, one of whom is a member of the UVA football team. the health condition of one of the two injured victims has been reported critical.
12 hours later, the police arrested Christopher Jones, a student of the University of Virginia and a former football player in connection to the incident.
The suspect aces three charges of second-degree murder and three counts of using a handgun in the commission of a felony, UVA police chief told reporters.
Police say the three victims, who are all juniors and members of UVA’s football team, were found dead on the scene: Devin Chandler, a wide receiver from Virginia Beach, Va.; Lavel Davis, a wide receiver from Dorchester, S.C.; and D’Sean Perry, a linebacker from Miami, Fla, NPR reported on Monday.
This comes as the process of legally possessing guns in the United States is much easier, while many lawmakers and politicians have been raising voice to bring a change in the law with more restrictions.
“Thoughts and prayers are not enough. Gun violence continues to take too many lives. I strongly support honoring the lives lost to gun violence with action, and passing additional commonsense gun safety laws.”, Senator Mark Warner who represents Virginia has posted on his official Facebook page.
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