CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (QUEEN CITY NEWS) — Devin Chandler, a Hough High School graduate and member of the University of Virginia football team, was identified as one of three students killed in an on-campus shooting Sunday night.
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“RIP to one of our own, Devin Chandler. It saddens us to have to write this, but sending healing energy and prayers to his family,” said a Twitter account for Hough Football.
Chandler, a Huntersville, NC native, spent two seasons at the University of Wisconsin before transferring to UVA.
On the field, coaches and players knew Devin Chandler was a different kind of player.
“The first time you meet him, the smile and that he had he cared about people,” said Matthew Jenkins, Hough head coach.
“He always put a smile on everybody’s face, always dancing in the locker room,” added senior Tad Hudson, current Hough QB, who met Chandler in his freshman year. “Great guy.”
The junior wide receiver saw limited action in Wisconsin. He had not recorded any statistics during his time with the Cavaliers.
Chandler was one of three members of the UVA football team gunned down Saturday night. Lavel Davis, Jr. and D’Sean Perry were identified as the other victims.
Authorities said the fatal triple shooting occurred on Sunday, Nov. 13, in Charlottesville, Va., while returning from a class trip to see a play.
The suspect was identified as Christopher Darnell Jones Jr., a UVA student. He was taken into custody after a manhunt on Monday.
Watch Monday’s news conference below here:
The UVA Athletics website listed Jones as part of the school’s football program as well, but it was unclear what his involvement was with the team.
“I don’t know if it has fully set in yet,” said Hudson. “Kind of crazy; I haven’t had anybody that close to me die yet, but I mean, he was a brother, and we fought on the same team together, and it’s tough. It’s tough.”
This is a developing story. Queen City News is working to learn more information.