Virginia-Virginia Tech football game canceled in wake of shooting

The Virginia-Virginia Tech football game scheduled for Saturday has been canceled in the wake of a shooting earlier this month that left three Cavaliers players dead, the ACC announced Monday night.

In a statement, the league said, “The ACC and Virginia Tech continue to support UVA following the devastating tragedy.”

The cancellation means the seasons are over for both the Cavaliers (3-7, 1-6 ACC) and the Hokies (3-8, 1-6).

Virginia also canceled its football game last weekend against Coastal Carolina and held a memorial instead at John Paul Jones Arena.

Wide receivers Devin Chandler and Lavel Davis Jr. and linebacker D’Sean Perry were shot and killed and running back Mike Hollins injured when Christopher Darnell Jones Jr. allegedly opened fire on a charter bus after returning from a class trip on Nov. 13. A fifth student, Marlee Morgan, was also shot, and she is recovering at home with her family. Hollins was released from the hospital on Sunday

Jones has been charged with three counts of second-degree murder and the use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. Prosecutors have also charged him with two counts of malicious wounding and additional gun-related charges related to the shooting of Hollins and Morgan.

Jones is being held without bail in a Charlottesville, Virginia, jail.

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