Christopher Darnell Jones has been a student at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia during his entire college career, I believe. I don't think he ever attended Virginia State University.These accomplishments suggest a person with life options beyond staring on the high school football team and playing on a college football team.
Then factor in that Jones evidently made only a brief, one season appearance football wise at Virginia State in 2018. Four years is a lifetime to young people and would seem to be plenty of time for football rivalries to wash "under the bridge".
These articles, however, show a slightly darker picture- but no red flags of a shooting rampage when combined with the aspects above:
The University of Virginia student suspected of fatally shooting three people Sunday at the school's main campus in Charlottesville, is in custody officials said. Follow here for the latest.www.cnn.com
Jones was evidently investigated for a hazing incident (dropped after the witness failed to cooperate) and one concealed weapon charge. Likewise, he was apparently administratively investigated following a comment he made about "owning a gun" (legal in Virginia, but perhaps not on campus).
Sounds like he maybe had a vendetta, but why? Against the actual people he shot or just the group itself? This is so senseless!Christopher Darnell Jones, 22, was known to police as early as this September after details of a hazing incident came to light. It was that investigation which revealed him to have a criminal record.www.dailymail.co.uk
Makes no sense to me - or to any of us I’m sure. Hopefully something can come out of this so it doesn’t happen again!Someone mentioned that he may have been the one hazed? I don't know if that's true, but if it is, maybe he was so traumatized by it that he wanted to get revenge? MOO.
Thanks for the correction. I confused University of Virginia and Virginia State into synonyms.Christopher Darnell Jones has been a student at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia during his entire college career, I believe. I don't think he ever attended Virginia State University.
The article I read stated that the matter was not pursued because a witness was unwilling to give a statement.Someone mentioned that he may have been the one hazed?
Yes, very traumatizing for sure. Just shooting into a group like this sounds very random. Like maybe the group was targeted for some reason but not the individuals.Lives lost much to early. These young men had so much life ahead of them.
And my thoughts also keep going to the other people on the bus that saw the attack. They must be so traumatized.
Oh, think nothing of it. The only reason I knew was because I am from Virginia, went to school in Richmond (at Virginia Commonwealth University), and there are a lot of universities in Virginia! Easy to get confused, that's for sure!Thanks for the correction. I confused University of Virginia and Virginia State into synonyms.
What a beautiful, smart, caring student this young woman on the bus is.