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Utah football player killed in house party shooting, US police confirm

By The Associated Press

Salt Lake City: A University of Utah football player was killed in a shooting at a house party early on Sunday. Salt Lake City Police gave this information.

The shooting that killed Aaron Lowe took place after midnight, the Utes beat Washington State 24-13, and less than a year after one of Lowe’s teammates died in an accidental shooting.

Police said another victim woman was admitted to hospital in a critical condition in Sunday’s shooting incident and officials are looking for a suspect.

“We are devastated to hear of the passing of Aaron Lowe,” Utah head coach Kyle Whittingham said in a statement.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with Aaron’s family and friends, as well as others who were injured in this tragic incident. Aaron was a great companion, friend, brother and son and anyone who crossed paths with him, loved him. He would be deeply missed.”

Lowe, 21, was the first recipient of a memorial scholarship created to honor former Utah player Ty Jordan, a 19-year-old tailback who died after an accidental shooting in December 2020.

Jordan and Lowe were high school teammates in Mesquite, Texas.

After Jordan’s death, Lowe switched his jersey from number 2 to number 22 to honor his friend.

Utah Governor Spencer Cox tweeted his condolences to the family of Lowe, a reserve cornerback who was in his third season with the Utes and played primarily on special teams.

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