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Virginia cancels Virginia Tech game following player deaths

Virginia cancels Virginia Tech game following player deaths

Virginia has canceled its game opposed to competitor Virginia Tech scheduled for Saturday following the slaying of trio football players on campus fair over a week ago.

The college made the announcement Monday night, a day following a almost two-hour memorial labour to remember Lavel Davis Jr., Devin Chandler accompanied by every one one other accompanied by D™Sean Perry. The trio were fatally report on Nov. 13 following a meadow trip to see a amuse oneself inside Washington.

Authorities have said that Christopher Darnell Jones Jr., a UVA student accompanied by every one one other accompanied by former subscriber of the football team who was on the trip, began shooting at students on the bus while it pulled to a place an extremity to at a campus parking garage.

A prosecutor said inside court of rules and regulations of rules with every one other accompanied by regulations last week that a observer told police the gunman targeted specific victims, shooting one while he slept. Two other students were wounded.

Jones, 23, faces second-degree murder accompanied by every one one other accompanied by other charges stemming from the shooting, which place off a manhunt accompanied by every one one other accompanied by 12-hour campus lockdown earlier to Jones was apprehended inside suburban Richmond. Jones is actuality held lacking bond.

Authorities have not released a motive.

Virginia excessively canceled a game opposed to No. 23 Coastal Carolina last Saturday.

Neither the Cavaliers (3-7, 1-6 Atlantic Coast Conference), under first-year bus Tony Elliott, nor the Hokies (3-8, 1-6), under first-year bus Brent Pry, have anything to mislay by not playing the game.

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  • The Hokies, who endured a massacre that left-hand 33 dead, including the gunman, inside 2007, wore orange uniforms while they ended a seven-game losing streak accompanied by a 23-22 victory at Liberty on Saturday. The Hokies accompanied by every one one other accompanied by Virginia part orange while a signature color.

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