A shooting at the University of Virginia has left three people dead and two injured. The suspect is in custody:
A student suspected in a shooting at the University of Virginia that left three members of the football team dead and two others injured is in custody, officials announced Monday.
University of Virginia Police Chief Timothy Longo said authorities secured an arrest warrant charging Christopher Darnell Jones Jr. with three counts of second-degree murder and three counts of using a handgun in the alleged commission of a felony following the deaths of D’Sean Perry, Devin Chandler and Lavel Davis Jr.
The identities of the two injured victims hospitalized were not shared during a news conference. One is in good condition and the other is in critical condition, UVA President Jim Ryan said.
Washington Post Local which covers the DC area, framed the story this way:
Suspected U-Va. gunman had troubled childhood, but then flourished https://t.co/sYPzhmjqvX
— Post Local (@postlocal) November 14, 2022
That take has caught some attention.
What a weird headline to write about a murderer. https://t.co/79XFQw64b3
— Bonchie (@bonchieredstate) November 14, 2022
The headline and subheadline of the story have been changed and it now looks like this:
They tried to clean it up as best they could. The @PostLocal tweet remains but the @WashingtonPost tweet with the original spin has disappeared:
The Washington Post has deleted this, but the Internet is forever pic.twitter.com/TotQEHfq1P
— Jackson Richman (@jacksonrichman) November 14, 2022
For some reason, the WaPo wanted to reel that one back in.
Did he flourish? Because considering he just went on a murder spree I’d say his troubled childhood turned into a troubled adulthood.
— Freedom Recon (@FreedomRecon) November 14, 2022
New euphemism just dropped:
He was “flourishing” https://t.co/0b27uRN0fi
— tHONKful Honkitude (@posting_ls) November 14, 2022
— Gruff Sparty (@GruffSparty_) November 14, 2022
That’s from the same paper that brought the world their “austere religious scholar” take after the death of al-Baghdadi.
Looks pretty austere, religious, and scholarly to me.
— Matthew Beck (@Matthew_Beck_1) November 14, 2022
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