Aaron Lowe, a Utah football player, was shot to death in Salt Lake City on Sunday morning.
Coach Kyle Whittingham of Utah said that he was shocked to learn about Aaron's passing. "Our thoughts, prayers and condolences go out to Aaron's family and friends as well as the victim of this tragedy. Aaron was a great friend, teammate, brother, and son. He was loved by all who had the opportunity to meet him. His memory will be missed.
Salt Lake City police reported that Lowe, 21 years old, died at the scene of a shooting at a Sugar House party. Unidentified woman, another victim, was also shot and was taken to a local hospital in critical condition.
Police stated that they received a first call about the noise complaint at the house party at 10:30 p.m. on Saturday. They then received another call about a fight with a weapon at 12:20 a.m. on Sunday.
There have been no arrests.
Mark Harlan, Utah's athletic director, said that Aaron was "a remarkable young man, a leader of our football team and a rock full of resiliency, courage and courage." We have been in touch with Aaron's family, and we are providing support to them as well as the student-athletes and coaches in all our athletics programs. Our focus will still be on them.
Lowe, a defensive lineback, was in his third year at Utah. He appeared in all four of the Utes' games this season, including Saturday's victory over Washington State.
Lowe is a Mesquite native and was the first recipient of Ty Jordan Memorial Scholarship. It was established to honor the late Utah running back, who died in December. Jordan and Lowe were high school classmates in Mesquite. Lowe changed his jersey number to No. 2 after Jordan's death. Lowe changed his jersey number from No. 2 to No. 22 to honor his friend.
Salt Lake City police chief Mike Brown released a statement saying that "this talented young man touched many lives here in Salt Lake City, and in Texas." The Salt Lake City Police Department is deeply sorry for the loss of Lowe's family and to all who are affected by it. We also send our condolences to the victim of this shooting. I wish them speedy recovery. These investigations are complicated. The case is complex and our detectives have worked hard to identify the suspects.
Utah Gov. Spencer Cox also sent condolences via Twitter, writing, "Our prayers and thoughts are with his family during this very difficult time."
This report was contributed by ESPN's Heather Dinich, Adam Rittenberg, and The Associated Press.