Police: 1 dead in shooting at University of Utah

By Ray Downs – UPI

At least one person was confirmed dead late Monday night after a shooting at the University of Utah’s Red Butte campus, police said.

The suspect is still at large and the campus is on lockdown.

“I wouldn’t call it an active shooter situation, but there is still a suspect who’s armed and dangerous that we would like to take into custody,” Salt Lake City Police Sgt. Brandon Shearer told the Deseret News.

Shearer told KUTV that the victim was shot while inside a vehicle.

The Salt Lake City Police Department named 24-year-old Austin Boutain as a suspect in the shooting. The SLCPD described him as a white male with a tear drop tattoo who was driving a forest green truck with Colorado license plates.

Several law enforcement agencies, including the FBI, were on scene, reported the Salt Lake Tribune.

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert offered his condolences on Twitter.

“Fervent prayers for all dealing with the #UofUShooting tonight,” he wrote. “Stay safe, and follow directions to shelter in place.”

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