Reaction is swift after triple murder arrest in Pittsylvania County

Published: Aug. 27, 2019 at 10:43 AM EDT
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Organizations weighed in Tuesday night on a

in Pittsylvania County for which Matthew Bernard is now in custody.

tweeted support for a player, and a game was canceled after the news broke.

The Rays tweeted "earlier today we learned that Blake Bivens, a pitcher with our AA affiliate, the Montgomery Biscuits, suffered a terrible family tragedy in southern Virginia."

The Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office has not yet released the names of the victims. WDBJ7 has not confirmed the names of the victims or the connection with Bivens.

in Danville also posted on Facebook asking for the community's support in this tragedy.

The church wrote in part, "the Bernard and Bivens families are very precious to us, and we at Central Boulevard desire your prayers for these dear people."

WDBJ7 is working to learn more about the victims and their connections.

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