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Three Virginia football players were killed in the shooting.

The three University of Virginia football players who were fatally shot on Sunday were, from left, Devin Chandler, Lavel Davis Jr. and D’Sean Perry.Credit...University of Virginia Athletics, via Associated Press

By Kevin DraperNov. 14, 2022

The New York Times

The suspect and at least three of the victims in the shooting at the University of Virginia on Sunday night had links to the university’s football team.

The three students who were killed — Devin Chandler, Lavel Davis Jr. and D’Sean Perry — were current players on the team. The suspect, Christopher Jones Jr., was a running back on the 2018 team, but he did not appear in any games, and was not on the roster in subsequent seasons.Davis Jr., a junior from South Carolina, was a starting wide receiver and the third-leading pass receiver on the team this season; he caught two touchdowns. Perry was a junior reserve linebacker from Florida who appeared in six of the team’s 10 games. Chandler was a junior wide receiver who transferred to Virginia from the University of Wisconsin, and had yet to appear in a game for the ’Hoos, as the university’s sports teams are known informally.Davis was also a member of the Groundskeepers, a group of Virginia football players who push for social change.

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