Some of the University of Virginia students gave an eery account to the last words shooting suspect Christopher Darnell Jones’ final words before he fired shots Sunday night.
Three of the school’s football players are now deceased after Jones fired randomly into the travel bus the students were on at the time. And actually, Ryan Lynch, a 19-year-old pre-med student, said a field trip to Washington, D.C., to see a play was meant to be a “bonding experience” for the close-knit class toward the end of the semester. But as a bus of some two dozen students and a professor travelled back to campus Sunday night, Jones pulled out a gun.
“Chris got up and pushed Lavel. And then after he pushed him, he was like, ‘You guys are always messing with me.’ He said something weird like that. But it was very bizarre because they didn’t talk to him the whole trip,” Lynch recalled in an on-camera interview with Philadelphia’s KYW-TV.
“We thought he was going to shoot everyone on the bus at that point,” Lynch said.
“There just kept coming more and more gunshots. The shooter then sort of, just walked or skipped off the bus when I saw him pass,” she told the station.
Support for the lives lost in the tragic shooting on the University of Virginia campus is pouring in ubiquitously from all over the world. The latest, a familiar face for Virginians.
Juan Thornhill, a safety with the Kansas City Chiefs, is honoring the lives of three UVA Football players during his NFL game on Sunday.
1.15.41 👼🏽🧡💙 wearing these Sunday to celebrate you 3 pic.twitter.com/Q5bJo96PF6— The_Juan_And_Only (@Juan_Thornhill) November 16, 2022
Subsequently, the cleats have the names and jersey numbers of the three slain football players: Devin Chandler, Lavel Davis Jr., and D’Sean Perry.