PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — Flags in Virginia will fly at half-staff through Thursday, November 17 in memory of the victims of the University of Virginia shooting.

I do hereby order that the flags of the United States of America and the Commonwealth of Virginia remain at half-staff over the state Capitol and all local, state and federal buildings and grounds in the Commonwealth of Virginia in respect and memory of the victims of the University of Virginia shooting, their families, and the Charlottesville community.  

I hereby order that the flags remain at half-staff until Thursday, November 17, 2022 at sunset. 

Gov. Glenn Youngkin

Three UVA football players, D’Sean Perry, Lavel Davis Jr. and Devin Chandler, were fatally shot Sunday night in a charter bus that had just come back from a field trip. Two other people were injured.

The suspect, Christopher Darnell Jones, was arrested Monday morning after an hours long manhunt. Police said he had been on their radar, after he was reported as being in possession of a gun.

The university canceled classes for Monday and Tuesday and has set up counseling services for the university community. Classes will resume on Wednesday.

WAVY has more coverage on the shooting here.