3 UVA football players left dead after shooting rampage from UVA student.
Late Sunday night, Christopher Darnell Jones shot and killed three UVA football players and injured two others in a campus parking deck after a field trip. Jones was listed on UVA's football roster in 2018 when he was a freshman.
The victims, (pictured from left to right) Devin Chandler, Lavel Davis Jr., and D'Sean Perry were juniors and football players at the university.
This tragic incident has raised many questions regarding motive and mental state of Jones at the time of the shooting. One major question to ask is, do black lives matter? To Jones, it doesn't seem like they do. He has been charged with three counts of second-degree murder and three counts of using a handgun in the commission of a felony.
What would prompt this young man to take the lives of three of his teammates and brothers? Do black lives matter? Are we our brothers' keepers?
Three lives were senselessly taken, and many more lives have been impacted by this tragedy. How can we require others to care about our lives when we don't care about them ourselves?
Our community has to do a better job at conflict resolution. Whatever issues arose that led Jones to make this costly decision was not worth taking three lives of his own and ruining his future.
My prayers are with the family of the deceased and the injured.
May our Nation continue to heal and move forward with peace and love as we combat violence within our community.
We cannot require something from others that we do not require of ourselves.
We are our brothers' keepers.
In Peace and Love