Virginia football cancels home finale as UVA mourns shooting victims
Charlottesville, Virginia - Virginia football has canceled their final home game of the season against No. 23 Coastal Carolina on Saturday, in the wake of a shooting that left three players dead and one wounded.
The Cavaliers athletics also announced on Wednesday that no decision has been made on Virginia's season finale road game against Virginia Tech on November 26.
Junior linebacker D'Sean Perry and junior wide receivers Lavel Davis Jr. and Devin Chandler were killed in the Sunday night shooting.
Running back Mike Hollins was hospitalized after being shot in the back. He is currently in critical but stable condition.
The suspected shooter, Christopher Darnell Jones Jr., is a former Virginia football player who was arrested by police on Monday.
The 22-year-old was denied bond during a court hearing Wednesday and currently faces three counts of second-degree murder, two counts of malicious wounding, and gun-related charges.
While Coastal Carolina football was looking forward to Virginia's home finale, the Chanticleers have expressed their support for the decision to cancel the game.
"Our program is heartbroken for the University of Virginia, the victims' families, loved ones, friends, and the entire community of Charlottesville. While our football team was looking forward to competing against the University of Virginia, we support their decision not to play," Coastal head coach Jamey Chadwell said in a statement.
"Our program will continue to uplift their program, University, and community in our prayers as they continue to navigate this difficult time. We all stand in solidarity with UVA," he added.
Virginia will release ticket refund information for the Coastal Carolina game at a later time.
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