A University of Utah football player was killed in a shooting at a house party early Sunday morning, Salt Lake City police said, USA.
The shooting that killed Aaron Lowe It happened after midnight, just hours after the Utes beat Washington state 24-13, and less than a year after a teammate of Lowe died in an accidental shooting.
Police said another victim of Sunday’s shooting, a woman, was hospitalized in critical condition and authorities were searching for a suspect.
“We are devastated to hear about the passing of Aaron Lowe,” Utah head coach Kyle Whittingham said in a statement. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Aaron, along with the other person who was injured in this tragic incident. Aaron He was a great teammate, friend, brother and son and was loved by anyone who crossed paths with him. He will be deeply missed”.
Lowe The 21-year-old was the first recipient of a memorial scholarship created to honor former Utah player Ty Jordan, a 19-year-old running back who died after an accidental gunshot in December 2020.
Jordan and Lowe were teammates in high school in Mesquite, Texas.
After Jordan’s death, Lowe He changed his jersey number from No. 2 to No. 22 to honor his friend.
Utah Governor Spencer Cox tweeted his condolences to the family of Lowe, a backup cornerback who was in his third season with the Utes.