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University of Virginia Mass Shooting Suspect Is Now in Custody

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The University of Virginia student and former football player accused of shooting and killing three people on campus overnight and injuring two others is now in police custody. 

Charlottesville Police Chief Thomas Longo learned that Christopher Darnell, Jones Jr., 22, had been apprehended, midway through a press conference Monday.

Longo paused after learning the news, saying he wanted to “take a moment to thank God, and breathe a sigh of relief.” 

The accused shooter, armed with a handgun, opened fire on a charter bus that had just returned to UVA’s campus in Charlottesville after a field trip to see a play in Washington, D.C., Sunday night, Longo said. Three current UVA football players were killed: Sean Perry (linebacker). Lavel Davis Jr. (wide receiver), and Devin Chandler (wide receiver). Two others were injured and are being treated in hospital. The extent of their injuries are not currently known. 

Authorities received reports of shots fired at a parking garage on UVA “Grounds,” which is what the school calls their campus, at around 10:30 p.m. local time.

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Tess Owen, Khareem Sudlow