Virginia RB Mike Hollins Discharged From Hospital After Surviving Mass Shooting

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Some positive news is surfacing in the aftermath of a tragic shooting incident that claimed the lives of three University of Virginia student-athletes. Running back Mike Hollins, who recently was identified as one of the survivors of the shooting, is no longer in critical condition. Furthermore, Mike’s mother Brenda announced on social media that her son has been discharged from the hospital and returned home.

“Mike has been discharged!!! HALLELUJAH I want to thank everyone for their prayers, text messages, and calls. This has truly been a test of faith and I’m grateful. GOD has shown me he is faithful! Please continue praying for Mike as he recovers and settles into his new life. Please continue to pray for the Chandler, Davis, Perry families. They need us!!! GOD is amazing!”

Fellow Virginia classmate Marlee Morgan has also made it safely back home and is recovering alongside the rest of her family. WR Lavel Davis Jr., LB D’Sean Perry and WR Devin Chandler were the three players that were fatally shot on a bus after a school field trip. The suspect believed to be responsible for the shootings is Christopher Darnell Jones Jr., a University of Virginia student who was formerly a member of the Virginia football team in 2018. The suspect was taken into custody after a successful manhunt and is being held without bail, according to Virginia police.

The incident led to Virginia cancelling its game against Coastal Carolina.

Police chief Tim Longo announced that Jones is facing multiple charges, including three counts of second-degree murder and three counts of using a handgun in the commission of a felony. Jones has a criminal record that dates back to February 2021, which he allegedly failed to notify the school about. The suspect was hit with misdemeanor concealed weapons charges outside of Charlottesville.

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