At least three dead in a shooting at the University of Virginia

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At least three killed in shooting at University of Virginia

At least Three people have died and two others have been injured at the American University of Virginia, for the shooting of an individual who has been identified as a campus student and who has not been captured. This Monday the president of the institution, Jim Ryan, the event occurred last night on the main campus of the University of Virginia, in Charlottesville, about 200 kilometers southwest of Washington, assured the local media. After learning of the shooting, the authorities advised the students to take shelter and it was decided to completely close the campus, according to what was communicated by the The University of Virginia Police Department tweeted.

The suspect, identified by police as Christopher Darnell Jones, Jr. , is He is armed and is dangerous and may be driving a vehicle, according to the media.

Authorities said Monday that several police departments are They are actively searching for Jones, even with the help of a Virginia State Policehelicopter.

Jones is listed on the university's athletics website as a American football player in 2018 , although in his first year on the team he did not participate. in any party.

It is unknown if the alleged perpetrator of the shooting is still a student of the university and the reasons that have caused this event.