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Women’s sports world mourns UVA football players killed in shooting

Hundreds gathered for a vigil Monday in Charlottesville after a shooting Sunday evening left three UVA football players dead. (Megan Smith/USA TODAY)

The women’s sports community is mourning with the University of Virginia following the shooting deaths of three Cavaliers football players.

Junior wide receivers Lavel Davis Jr. and Devin Chandler and junior defensive end/linebacker D’Sean Perry were killed Sunday, and a fourth football player, running back Mike Hollins, is in critical condition, Sports Illustrated reported. A fifth victim, who is not a member of the football team, is in stable condition.

The suspect in the shooting is a former University of Virginia football player who was taken into custody Monday.

Virginia women’s basketball coach Amaka Agugua-Hamilton took to Twitter on Monday evening, calling the tragedy “devastating” and “unfathomable.”

South Carolina head coach Dawn Staley told the those connected to the University of Virginia: “I pray and weep with you today.”

The Virginia Tech women’s basketball team, meanwhile, took the court Monday in T-shirts in memory of the three players who died in the shooting.

The shirts came together that afternoon after head coach Kenny Brooks had the idea to honor Virginia before the game, a Virginia Tech spokesperson told USA Today. An athletic trainer designed the shirts with the help of two students while the equipment manager and senior director of equipment services acquired the shirts and applied the design.

“It was a true team effort to accomplish in the span of about four hours,” said Carter Brown, director of creative communications for the Hokies.