University of Utah football player Aaron Lowe fatally shot

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The University of Utah has suffered the loss of another football player, the second in 10 months.

Sophomore cornerback Aaron Lowe was shot and killed at a house party early Sunday morning.

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

There is a tragic irony to the death of Lowe, a defensive back.

Lowe was a Texas high school teammate of Ty Jordan, the Utah running back who was shot and killed in December.

Lowe was the first recipient of the Ty Jordan Memorial Scholarship. Lowe switched from No. 2 to No. 22 this season in an effort to honor Jordan’s legacy.

According to police, several people who were at the party may have witnessed the shooting but left before officers arrived.