Hollins released from hospital eight days after shooting

By Jerry Ratcliffe

Photo: UVA Athletics

Eight days and two surgeries following being shot in the back in an incident that claimed the lives of three of his teammates, Virginia running back Mike Hollins has been released from the hospital.

“Mike has been discharged. HALLELUJAH,” his mother, Brenda Hollins, announced in a tweet on Monday morning. “Please continue praying for Mike as he recovers and settles into his new life. Please continue praying for the Chandler, Davis, Perry families! They need us! GOD is amazing!”

Hollins was wounded in the mass shooting on Sunday night eight days ago when he and classmates returned from a day-long field trip to Washington, D.C.

Upon returning in a chartered bus, Christopher Darnell Jones Jr., another UVA student who was on the trip, opened fire with a handgun, killing football players Lavel Davis Jr., D’Sean Perry and Devin Chandler.

Hollins and another student, Marlee Morgan — who was unaffiliated with the football team — were wounded. Morgan was released from the hospital last week and returned home with her parents.

Jones, a fifth-year student and a former UVA football walk-on in 2018, has been arrested and charged with three counts of second-degree murder along with other charges.