UVA Chapel bells ring in honor of Perry, Chandler and Davis
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- The chapel bells are being rung Monday to honor the three University of Virginia football players killed in a shooting a year ago.
Devin Chandler, D’Sean Perry, and Lavel Davis Jr. were killed in the shooting that occurred Nov. 13, 2022, on Grounds.
Two others, football player Mike Hollins and student Marlee Morgan, were also injured.
Events are taking place across Grounds on Monday, including the ringing of the chapel bells at 12:55 p.m.
UVA President Jim Ryan released this video Sunday to let people know about the various activities taking place around Grounds to honor the victims.
“Tomorrow will be a hard day. There is no single right way to spend it. Some may find solace in keeping to a regular schedule. Others may wish to visit the plaque and the memorial tree we planted earlier this fall in honor of Devin, Lavel and D’Sean,” he said. “However you choose to observe the day, I hope you are able to find some time to reflect and to be with others. Please also know that we are here to support you.”
The shooting occurred as a bus carrying several members of a class returned from a trip to Washington, D.C.
The alleged shooter, Christopher Darnell Jones, is facing charges of aggravated murder, aggravated malicious wounding, and use or display of a firearm in committing a felony.
His next court appearance is scheduled for February.