External Investigation of UVA Shooting Completed, Report to be Released in November

External Investigation of UVA Shooting Completed, Report to be Released in November

An external investigation into the shooting incident that resulted in the deaths of three University of Virginia student-athletes and injured two others on campus last year has been concluded. The report, received by UVA on Friday, is currently under review by university leadership. The findings and recommendations will be shared with UVA’s Board of Visitors and those most affected by the shooting before being made public. The goal is to release the report by early November, according to UVA spokesperson Brian Coy.

The shooting occurred in November 2022 when a UVA student and former member of the school’s team fatally shot three team members and injured two others as they returned to campus from a field trip. The incident, which took place near a parking garage, led to panic and a 12-hour lockdown of the campus until the suspect was apprehended.

Following the shooting, UVA requested an external review of its safety policies, response to the violence, and prior efforts to assess the potential threat posed by the charged student. Attorney General Jason Miyares granted the request and appointed outside counsel to conduct the investigation. Miyares’ office confirmed that the review has been completed but cannot be released to the public due to attorney-client ethical rules.

Christopher Darnell Jones Jr., the suspect in the shooting, currently faces upgraded charges of aggravated murder. His next court hearing is scheduled for February.

University leaders remain committed to learning from the tragedy and applying the lessons to enhance community safety, according to Coy.


Author: CrimeDoor

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