Baltimore Ravens offensive lineman Morgan Moses released a statement through the team expressing condolences to those affected by the University of Virginia football shooting.
Moses, who played at Virginia before entering the NFL in 2014, said the shooting underscored “how much work needs to be done to rid our community of gun violence.”
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“My heart and condolences go out to the University of Virginia community and all the families affected by Sunday night’s tragedy,” Moses said. “What happened at my alma mater not only saddens me, but reaffirms how much work needs to be done to rid our community of gun violence.
“With another senseless shooting, we have lost some great young people – young people with a future, young people with the ability and desire to create positive change in today’s world.
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“I firmly believe that we are committed to standing together to make our country — especially places of learning — a safer place.”
The University of Virginia had earlier canceled its final home game of the season in the wake of the devastating shooting.
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“The Virginia Athletics Department announced today (Nov. 16) that the Cavaliers’ home football game against Coastal Carolina, scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 19, has been canceled,” the school said. “The decision follows the shooting of five students on the field Sunday night. The incident resulted in the deaths of three members of the youth team — Devin Chandler, LaVall Davis Jr. and DeSean Perry,” the school said.