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‘Armed and dangerous’ suspect at large in shooting on University of Virginia campus

‘Armed and dangerous’ suspect frees in Charlottesville after University of Virginia campus shooting – students forced to take shelter after nighttime gunfire in parking garage

  • University of Virginia police first reported shots fired at 10:30 p.m. on Charlottesville’s Culbreth Road
  • It is unclear how many people were affected in the shooting: they have named the suspect as Christopher Darnell Jones
  • Jones, 23, was a soccer player at UVA in 2018, according to VirginiaSports.com

University of Virginia students have been ordered to take shelter in place while police hunt for a 23-year-old ex-football player believed to have opened fire on campus.

Christopher Darnell Jones is described by police in Charlottesville as armed and dangerous.

The UVA emergency management account tweeted at 10:42 p.m. Sunday: “UVA Alert: ACTIVE ATTACKER firearm reported in the Culbreth Road area. RUN HIDE FIGHT’

Police would not say if anyone was killed in the shooting.

University Of Virginia Police Named The Suspect In Sunday'S Shooting As Christopher Darnell Jones, Pictured

University of Virginia police named the suspect in Sunday’s shooting as Christopher Darnell Jones, pictured

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Students are urged to contact their family and friends and let them know they are safe.

University president Jim Ryan tweeted: “There has been a shooting on Culbreth Road and the suspect is free and considered armed and dangerous.”

He asked the community to follow the UVA emergency Twitter account for updated alerts and for the community to take shelter in place.

Jones is originally from Petersburg, Virginia, according to his profile on VirginiaSports.com.

He studied at Varina High School for three years and spent his senior year at Petersburg High School.

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