Devin Chandler Death: Found Killed in Uva Shooting, What Do We Know So Far About It?


Aditi Deshinge

Devin Chandler, a former Wisconsin who is a wide receiver found dead by one of three University of Virginia student athletes brutally shot in campus shooting.

University of Virginia school president Jim Ryan, on Monday morning confirmed that, three players on football team were fatally killed by a former player at late Sunday night.

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While press conference Ryan has confirmed that one of the players fatally wounded in the shooting was former Wisconsin wide receiver Devin Chandler who joined the Virginia football program earlier this year.

Devin Chandler Death

Jim Ryan says the news “a sad tragic and shocking day for our community,” and so it is clearly felt across country.

Devin was originally signed with the Wisconsin Badgers for the part of 2020 recruiting class and quickly gained the playing time as a freshman on special teams. While 2020 season, he played in total 4 games as a wide receiver and kickoff return specialist.

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What Was the Cause of Devin Chandler Death?

Then he recorded couple of reception for 28 yards and added six returns for 156 yards which include a 59 yard kick return in the Duke’s mayo bowl against Wake Forest.

In 2021, after playing in six games with the badgers, Chandler opted to enter his name into the transfer portal and eventually he joined the University of Virginia Football team.

Additionally, to being a beloved friend by all his former teammates at Wisconsin, Devin also played high school football along with defensive lineman Curt Neal and Gio Paez at William Amos Hough High School in Cornelius, North Carolina.

President of University of Virginia, Jim Ryan also confirmed that other football players Lavel Davis Jr and D’Sean perry were also killed in the shooting and two other individuals are wounded.

Devin Chandler Death

Former football player Chris Jones is now in custody as he was the shooter in the situation. Though, the exact motive behind this shooting is unclear as of now.

Thoughts go out to the friends and families those who are linked to this horrifying event.

As a result of this news, the Wisconsin football program has cancelled media availability now with players finding the news earlier morning.

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Grief by Loved Ones –

Interim head coach Jim Leonhard has released following statement about demise of Devin Chandler –

“I was shocked and saddened to hear of Devin’s passing. He had a lasting impact on his teammates, even after he left UW, which is a testament to the type of person he was. His personality was infectious and he was a joy to be around. Our team is hurting for him and his family. I want to personally extend my condolences to his family and the Virginia football family.” – Wisconsin interim HC Jim Leonhard

Wisconsin Athletic Director Chris McIntosh also released a statement about the shooting events at Virginia and the loss of Devin Chandler, he said that –

“Everyone in our athletic department is devastated to hear that former Badger football student-athlete Devin Chandler has died as a result of the shooting that took place Sunday night at the University of Virginia. Devin spent two years as a member of our football program. It is heartbreaking and tragic that Devin’s young life was cut short by violence. Devin and his family and friends are in my thoughts and we are here to support in any way we can. In addition, we are offering counseling and support services to our current student-athletes and athletic department staff members.” – Wisconsin AD Chris McIntosh

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