Police at the University of Virginia are searching for the suspect after a shooting on Sunday night, while students have been urged to shelter in place.
The shooting was reported at the garage on Culbreth Road about 10:30 p.m., according to the University of Virginia Office of Emergency Management. There was no immediate information about injuries or fatalities.
Police described the suspect as a Black man wearing a burgundy jacket or hoodie, with blue jeans and red shoes. They said he was at large and considered armed and dangerous.
The UVA Police Department is looking for Christopher Darnell Jones regarding the shooting incident that occurred on the grounds of the University of Virginia. Call 911 if seen, do not approach. pic.twitter.com/mKcxF6ksxw
— UVA Police Department (@UVAPolice) November 14, 2022
According to a UVA website, Jones was a freshman on the football team in 2018 but did not appear in any games.
He had previously played linebacker and running back at Petersburg High School in Virginia. It was not immediately clear whether he is still a student at the university.
In a message to students, Vice President and Dean of Students Robyn S. Hadley said: ‘We have all received several shelter in place texts, and they are frightening. I am on Grounds like many of you; I am sheltering in place and in direct touch with University leadership and UPD.
“Please, please take the shelter in place commands seriously as the situation remains active.”
This is a breaking news story and will be updated.
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