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Aaron Lowe becomes second Utah player killed by gun in less than a year

Aaron Lowe becomes second Utah player killed by gun in less than a year

  • Cornerback was shot at house party early on Sunday morning
  • Two Utah players have been killed in less than 12 months

First published on Sun 26 Sep 2021 13.32 EDT

Police in Salt Lake City have confirmed University of Utah cornerback Aaron Lowe was killed in a shooting incident early on Sunday morning.

The killing happened at house party and police say an unidentified female was critically injured in the shooting. They have yet to make any arrests.

“We are devastated to hear about the passing of Aaron Lowe. Our thoughts and prayers are with Aaron’s family and friends, along with the other individual who was harmed in this tragic incident,” Utah coach Kyle Whittingham said in a statement. “Aaron was a great teammate, friend, brother and son and was loved by anyone who crossed paths with him. He will be deeply missed.”

Lowe was attending Utah on a scholarship named after his best friend Ty Jordan, who was killed in an accidental shooting last December. The two had grown up together in Mesquite, Texas, where they were high school teammates.

“Ty made everyone around him better,” Lowe said after receiving the 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 is survived by his parents, three brothers and a sister. “Our prayers are with Aaron’s family, friends, teammates and all who knew and loved him. We also express our deepest concern for the other individual who has been hospitalized as a result of this tragic incident,” Utah athletic director Mark Harlan said in a statement. “We have been in communication with Aaron’s family and we are providing support to them, as well as to the student-athletes, coaches and staff in all of our athletics programs, and our focus will remain on them.”

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