RICHMOND, Virginia. — A University of Virginia soccer player who was seriously injured in a shooting that killed three of his teammates has been released from hospital.
Brenda Hollins, the mom of running back Mike Hollins, tweeted early Monday: “Mike was fired!!! HALLELUIA.”
She asked for more prayers “as he recovers and settles into his new life.” She also asked for prayers for the families of the three players who were killed in the shooting on November 13. “They need us!!! ” she wrote.
Joe Gipson, a spokesperson for the Louisiana law firm where Brenda Hollins works, said Mike Hollins was fired from the University of Virginia Medical Center on Sunday. Gipson said Mike Hollins will be living with his family at an off-site location near the hospital over the next few weeks to schedule follow-up medical appointments.
Lavel Davis Jr., D’Sean Perry, and Devin Chandler were shot dead on a charter bus as they returned to campus from a field trip to a play in Washington. According to the chief medical officer’s office, everyone died from a gunshot wound to the head.
Authorities say Christopher Darnell Jones Jr., a University of Virginia student and former soccer team member who was traveling, began shooting at students on the bus when they stopped in a parking garage on campus.
UVA student charged with deaths of three Cavaliers soccer players
A prosecutor said in court last week that a witness told police that the gunman had targeted certain victims and shot one while he slept. Two other students were injured. Student Marlee Morgan was released from hospital last week. A spokesperson for the Hollins family said last week that Hollins, who was shot in the back, has undergone multiple operations and is making progress in his recovery.
Jones, 23, is facing second-degree murder and other charges related to the shooting, which sparked a manhunt and a 12-hour campus lockdown before Jones was arrested in suburban Richmond. Jones is being held indefinitely.