College Football Player Shot Dead at Party

College Football Player Shot Dead at Party

( – Any time a person dies or is killed, sadness follows the news. That’s especially true when the victim had a promising whole life ahead of him, as was recently the case in Utah.

On Saturday, September 25, at 10:30 p.m., Salt Lake City police received a phone call about a house party in the city’s Sugar House neighborhood. Neighbors were upset about the noise from the party. Two hours later, at 12:20 a.m., officers received another call about an incident involving a gun. When the police arrived on the scene, they found a man and a woman with gunshot wounds.

The man was University of Utah defensive back Aaron Lowe, aged only 21 years old at the time of the tragic incident. He died from his injuries. The woman is unidentified, but police say she is in the hospital under critical condition.

Lowe was in his third year at the school. He was recently the recipient of the Ty Jordan Memorial scholarship. Jordan died from an accidental gunshot wound on Christmas 2020. He and Lowe went to high school together and when he passed away, Ty switched his jersey number from 2 to 22 in honor of him. Losing two players so closely together is heartbreaking for the school.

Utah coach Kyle Whittingham told the press the news is devastating. He said the school’s “thoughts and prayers are with Aaron’s family and friends,” along with the woman who is in critical condition. He called the young football player a “great teammate, friend, brother and son” who will be deeply missed.

Authorities have not arrested anyone in connection with Lowe’s shooting.

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