Students and faculty at the University of Virginia were staying put Sunday night as a gunman remained at large following a shooting on the college’s Charlottesville campus.
University police said the suspect, Christopher Darnell Jones, should be considered “armed and dangerous,” and they advised residents to stay inside.
Around 10:30 p.m., UVA police reported hearing gunshots near Culbreth Road on university grounds.
“UVA Alert: ACTIVE ATTACKER firearm reported in area of Culbreth Road. RUN HIDE FIGHT,” the department tweeted about 10 minutes later.
The shooting suspect was described as a black male wearing a burgundy jacket, blue jeans and red shoes, according to the campus cops. He could be driving a black SUV.
It’s unclear if anyone was struck by bullets or injured in the shooting.
The shelter in place order remained in effect for at least three hours as the suspect remained at large.