Charlottesville, Virginia — The University of Virginia was locked down and courses have been cancelled on Monday morning as police looked for a pupil in connection with a deadly taking pictures the earlier night time. The college’s president confirmed in a letter to the community that three folks have been killed and two others wounded in the taking pictures on Sunday night.
The suspect, recognized as college pupil Christopher Darnell Jones Jr. by UVA President Jim Ryan and the UVA police pressure, remained at large, and there was a “complete search” of the campus underway. Police launched the picture of Jones under, from the college’s athletics web site, the place he was listed as a member of the UVA soccer group in 2018, when he was a freshman.
The warning for college kids and workers to shelter in place got here late Sunday night time after a report that pictures had been fired on the campus. The college’s emergency administration issued an alert on Twitter at 10:42 p.m. of an “active attacker firearm.”
“There has been a shooting on Culbreth Road and the suspect is at large and considered armed and dangerous,” Ryan mentioned in a tweet, asking the college community to “please shelter in place.”
Ryan later despatched out the letter with the message to the college community, saying he was “heartbroken to report that the shooting has resulted in three fatalities,” with two others being hospitalized and handled for unspecified wounds.
The UVA Police Department additionally posted a discover on-line saying a number of police companies have been looking for a suspect who was thought of “armed and dangerous.”
Ryan mentioned in his Monday morning letter that solely designated important workers ought to come to work.
A UVA pupil who was in her dormitory room close to Culbreth Road mentioned she heard six pictures fired, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported.