Twitter users are expressing their outrage over The Washington Post’s headline about the gunman accused of opening fire on the University of Virginia campus.
Suspected U-Va. gunman had troubled childhood, but then flourished https://t.co/sYPzhmjqvX
— Post Local (@postlocal) November 14, 2022
Columnist for The Hill, Joe Concha, wrote, “Democracy Dies in Dumbness…”
Democracy Dies in Dumbness… https://t.co/duUOG1AyPX
— Joe Concha (@JoeConchaTV) November 14, 2022
One user wrote, “Good lord, he murdered people… Lord I hope that isn’t ‘flourishing.'”
Good lord, he murdered people… Lord I hope that isn’t “flourishing” https://t.co/JkSJVB4Lig
— Mike Handy (@mhandy111) November 14, 2022
Another user tweeted, “Great puff piece on a murderer guys. You’re doing great.”
Great puff piece on a murderer guys. You’re doing great https://t.co/Mprj6XMb6M
— brit (@pashedmotatos) November 14, 2022
Read more reactions below:
Wow! They should write all mass shooting headlines as nicely as this one! https://t.co/5S9Cc9LQDk
— Arbitrage Andy (@ArbitrageAndy1) November 14, 2022
— Ginny Stop Cheating Robinson (@realginnyrobins) November 14, 2022
Please delete this. https://t.co/5ozuC6FLwh
— Barrington Martin II (@_BarringtonII) November 14, 2022
— Andy Ngô 🏳️🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) November 14, 2022
Flourished, as in he's the Michael Jordan of mass shooters? https://t.co/DZhpcxX7Uw
— 🌴 Josh Lekach 🌴 (@JoshLekach) November 14, 2022
Uhh what https://t.co/Cmo1d7rvzD
— ToxicMaleClips ✂️ (@toxicmaleclips) November 14, 2022
What kind of person do you have to be to write an article touting a school shooter? This is insanity. https://t.co/nbkibcaapV
— Landon Mion (@landon_mion) November 14, 2022
— Reagan Battalion (@ReaganBattalion) November 14, 2022
Just in case you thought he was a murderer. He’s not. He’s just a misunderstood flourisher. https://t.co/jjFT9MTGjJ
— Annie – Ultra MEGA MAGA (@AnniesBackAgain) November 14, 2022
Flourished until, well, you know… https://t.co/81QMc63sZ9
— Bob Weave (@lowkeyrbe) November 14, 2022
CNN reported police have taken University of Virginia student and ex-UVA football player Christopher Darnell Jones Jr. into custody after he was accused of fatally shooting three current football players and wounding two other individuals.
The suspect is facing three charges of second-degree murder and three counts of using a handgun in the commission of a felony, as the outlet explained.
The victims of the shooting were identified as Devin Chandler, Lavel Davis Jr. and D’Sean Perry.
“This is a sad, shocking and tragic day for our UVA community,” university President Jim Ryan said.
He added, “Let me say how deeply sorry I am for the victims and for their family and friends.”
It was reported that the shooting took place close to a parking garage on campus on a bus of students as it returned from another trip.
Lawmakers took to Twitter to share their reactions to the news.
Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) tweeted, “Heartbroken to hear of another Virginia community devastated by gun violence. Praying for the UVA community and closely monitoring the situation.”
Heartbroken to hear of another Virginia community devastated by gun violence. Praying for the UVA community and closely monitoring the situation. Please follow the directions of law enforcement at @UVApolice.
We must take further action to make our communities safer.
— Tim Kaine (@timkaine) November 14, 2022
Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) wrote, “I’m thankful for the hard work of local law enforcement in bringing the suspect of the shooting at UVa into custody. My thoughts are still with the families of the victims and the entire Charlottesville community. We must continue working to address the epidemic of gun violence.”
I’m thankful for the hard work of local law enforcement in bringing the suspect of the shooting at UVa into custody. My thoughts are still with the families of the victims and the entire Charlottesville community. We must continue working to address the epidemic of gun violence.
— Mark Warner (@MarkWarner) November 14, 2022
White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre issued a statement, saying, “The President and First Lady are mourning with the University of Virginia community after yet another deadly shooting in America has taken the lives of three young people. Our deepest condolences are with the countless families, friends, and neighbors grieving for those killed as well as those injured in this senseless shooting.”
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