University of Utah football player Aaron Lowe was killed in a shooting in Salt Lake City on Sunday. He was 21 years old.
Salt Lake City Police announced Lowe’s death. They responded to a phone call about a gun fight that broke out at a house party after midnight. Two people were shot. Lowe was pronounced dead at the scene. The other unidentified gunshot victim was hospitalized in critical condition.
The police collect information from party guests. You didn’t identify a suspect in the shooting.
“We are devastated to hear of Aaron Lowe’s death,” Utah football coach Kyle Whittingham said in a statement. âOur thoughts and prayers go with Aaron’s family and friends, along with the other person who was injured in this tragic incident. Aaron was a great teammate, friend, brother and son and was loved by everyone who met him. He will be be deeply missed. “
Lowe was a sophomore cornerback from Mesquite, Texas who played mostly on special teams. He was the recipient of the Ty Jordan Memorial Fellowship in honor of the former Utah running back who died last year of an accidental, self-inflicted gunshot wound. He is a friend of Jordan and changed his number from 2 to 22 to honor him.
“It was his personality that influenced me,” said Lowe after receiving the scholarship. “I had someone in him – someone who came from where I came from. Because of him, I’ve become number 22. The effect you have left on me and all of your friends will be something we will never forget will. “
Utah Governor Spencer Cox addressed Lowe’s death on Twitter.
Utah Football and current and former Utah players, including quarterback Cameron Rising, also paid tribute to Lowe on Twitter.