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Three people are dead and two more are injured following a shooting at a parking garage on the University of Virginia’s campus Sunday night. The university was on lockdown for roughly 12 hours and Charlottesville City and Albemarle County Public Schools are closed today as law enforcement officials looked for the suspect, Christopher Darnell Jones Jr. He was arrested Monday morning and charged with murder. Jones was on the football team for Virginia as a freshman in 2018 and, according to current students, is still listed in the student directory.

The three deceased victims were also members of the UVA football team, President Jim Ryan confirmed. D’Sean Perry, a linebacker and defensive end, was from Miami. Lavel Davis Jr., a wide receiver, was from Dorchester, South Carolina. Devin Chandler, another wide receiver, was from Huntersville, North Carolina.

Gunshots were first heard around 10:30 p.m. Sunday and the shelter in place order was issued at 10:40. President Ryan confirmed the fatalities and injuries in an email to the UVA community early Monday morning. Governor Glenn Youngkin says he and his wife “are praying for the UVA community.”

Early Morning Shooting in Chevy Chase

Montgomery County Police are investigating a shooting at the Clyde’s on Wisconsin Avenue in Chevy Chase that left two people injured. The victims were hospitalized with non life-threatening injuries, and police are still searching for a suspect and a motive.

Ready or Not, Here Comes Winter

Even though it was nearly 80 degrees last week, it’s time to get out your cold weather gear. D.C. issued its first hypothermia alert of the season last night, as temperatures dipped into the low 30s. During a hypothermia alert, residents are asked to contact the city if they see someone experiencing homelessness; the city will then provide transportation to a shelter. Temperatures will rise into the high 40s today, but another hypothermia alert could be issued tonight as temperatures drop.

But don’t rush to get your Snow Stick out of storage. Although portions of West Virginia and western Maryland received a dusting on Sunday, the La Niña weather system is prompting prognosticators to predict that greater D.C. will have a relatively mild winter and record between 10 and 18 inches of white stuff.  

Caroline Jones (tips? cjones@washingtoncitypaper.com)

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By City Paper staff (tips? editor@washingtoncitypaper.com)

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By Alex Koma (tips? akoma@washingtoncitypaper.com)

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By Sarah Marloff (tips? smarloff@washingtoncitypaper.com)

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