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United States Attorney Kavanaugh and Commonwealth Attorneys for Charlottesville and Albemarle Issue Statement on Sunday Night Shooting on University of Virginia Grounds

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Virginia

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.- United States Attorney Christopher R. Kavanaugh, Commonwealth Attorney for the City of Charlottesville Joseph D. Platania, and Commonwealth Attorney for Albemarle County James M. Hingeley released the following statement:

“Today, we join the University of Virginia, City of Charlottesville, and Albemarle County communities in mourning the lives of three innocent members of our community lost during a shooting Sunday night on the grounds of the University of Virginia in Albemarle County, and we also hope for a full recovery for the two victims who were wounded.   

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Virginia and the Commonwealth Attorney’s Offices for the City of Charlottesville and County of Albemarle are actively working with local, state, and federal law enforcement in their efforts to thoroughly investigate this tragic incident and we will bring any potential charges in the appropriate jurisdiction.”

Updated November 14, 2022