- by theguardian
- 07 Dec 2022
A suspected shooter who killed three students and wounded two at a Virginia university has been captured as of Monday morning, area police have reported.
Christopher Jones Jr, 22, was taken into custody off-campus after the student and former football player killed at least three students at the University of Virginia (UVA), said UVA police chief Tim Longo.
A motive for the shooting is still unknown.
The shooting took place on Sunday around 10.30pm eastern time in a parking garage on campus after students had returned from seeing a play in Washington DC for a class, said university officials.
Two other unnamed students were injured during the attack, with one in critical condition, said Ryan.
It is unclear if the order was lifted after the suspect was apprehended by police.
Another campus is also grieving an act of violence. Four students at the University of Idaho were found dead on Sunday at a home near the university, said university officials.