Suspect caught in fatal shooting of 3 U.Va. football players

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Police have captured a University of Virginia student suspected of fatally shooting three members of the school’s football team as they returned to campus from a field trip.

Authorities said two other students were wounded.  The violence erupted near a parking garage and sent the campus into a lockdown that lasted overnight while police searched for the gunman.

Suspect taken into custody

Officials got word during a mid-morning news briefing that the suspect, Christopher Darnell Jones Jr., 22, had been taken into custody.

Suspect caught shooting university virginia

The shooting happened just after 10:15 p.m. Sunday as a charter bus full of students returned from seeing a play in Washington.