Three dead, two injured in University of Virginia campus shooting

A shooting on the University of Virginia campus last Sunday left three dead and two injured, university police said in a tweet, adding that the suspect is still on the run and is “armed and dangerous”.

University police identified a student, Christopher Darnell Jones, as a suspect, and said several agencies were actively searching.

Jones was described as wearing a “burgundy jacket, blue jeans and red shoes” and allegedly drove a black SUV, according to authorities.

An email sent to students by the university’s vice president recommended that all students seek safety and obey the shelter’s order as the situation remained active.

The shooting is the latest in a wave of gun violence on U.S. college and high school campuses in recent years. The carnage has fueled the debate on tougher restrictions on access to arms in the United States, where the second amendment to the Constitution guarantees the right to bear arms.