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Utah Utes football player Aaron Lowe killed in Salt Lake City shooting


University of Utah football player Aaron Lowe was killed in a house party shooting in Salt Lake City early Sunday morning, per abc4.com.

Salt Lake police confirmed the death of Lowe, stating the shooting happened around midnight, leaving another person in critical condition. They have yet to apprehend the suspect. Detectives are seeking recorded evidence that could have caught the events of the shooting.

Lowe, a defensive back in his third season as a Utah Ute, was the first recipient of the Ty Jordan Memorial Scholarship, an award created to honor former Utes player Ty Jordan, who also passed away following an accidental shooting in December 2020.

Tragically, Lowe and Jordan were actually best friends and high school teammates. Lowe wore the jersey no. 22 as a way to honor Jordan.

“Ty made everyone around him better,” Lowe said after receiving the Ty Jordan scholarship. “He made me better. My friendship with Ty means a lot because he was always pushing me to be my best. He never let me settle for less. I want to make sure his legacy lives on through me.”

Lowe appeared in 11 games on special teams in his freshman season, five in his sophomore season and each of Utah’s first three games of the current season.

Utes quarterback Cameron Rising reflected on the loss of his teammate on Twitter: