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Materials related to UVA mass shooting

Identifier: RG-50/6

Content Description

This collection features a colored pencil portrait of Lavel Davis Jr., D'Sean Perry, and Devin Chandler, the University of Virginia students and football members killed in a mass shooting on November 13, 2022, at the University of Virginia. After the tragedy, President and Mrs. Ryan opened their home for students to gather. Isabelle Martins, a Univeristy of Virginia architecture student, brought this drawing as a gift to Carr's Hill. The following week, President Ryan asked for the artist to share their full name via social media so that the piece could be archived properly, with credit given appropriately. The portrait appears on Ryan's social media accounts on the same date.

There is also a 41-1-15 memorial sticker for Lavel Davis, Jr., D'Sean Perry, and Devin Chandler.


  • Creation: November 2022


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use.

Biographical / Historical

Devin Chandler, a junior from Huntersville, North Carolina; D'Sean Perry, a junior from Miami, Florida; and Lavel Davis Jr., a junior from Dorchester, South Carolina, who were members of the UVA football team were shot and killed on November 13, 2022 after a class trip to Washington D. C. to see a play about Emmett Till. The students were taking a class about African American playwrights. Isabelle Martins, a University of Virginia architecture student, brought this drawing as a gift to Carr's Hill as a tribute to the young men during the initial grieving of this mass shooting and tragedy at the University.

Christopher Darnell Jones, Jr. is charged with three counts of second-degree murder for the deaths of D'Sean Perry, Lavel Davis Jr. and Devin Chandler; two counts of malicious wounding for the injuries of Mike Hollins and Marlee Morgan; and five counts of using a firearm in a felony.


0.08 Cubic Feet (One small oversize folder; one letter size folder.)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred by Marie Pace, Director of Operations, Carr's Hill, 5 February 2023. Added to RG-50/6 MATERIALS RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY FROM MULTIPLE SOURCES

The decal sticker representing support for the three African American men, Lavel Davis, Jr., D'Sean Perry, and Devin Chandler was a gift from Brenda Gunn to the Small Special Collections Library at the University of Virginia Library on 27 January 2023. Gunn picked it up at a coffee shop on Barracks Road Shopping Center. The sticker was made by Virginia Tech.

Materials related to UVA mass shooting
Ellen Welch
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Repository Details

Part of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library Repository

Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
P.O. Box 400110
University of Virginia
Charlottesville Virginia 22904-4110 United States