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Report: College Football Player's Killing Is Under Investigation

A closeup of a Utah Utes football helmet.

SALT LAKE CITY, UT - SEPTEMBER 3: Close up view of the new satin red football helmets worn by the Utah Utes during their game against the Michigan Wolverines at Rice-Eccles Stadium on September 3, 2015 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr/Getty Images)

The tragic shooting death of Utah football defensive back Aaron Lowe is under investigation, according to the latest report from the Associated Press.

Lowe, a sophomore from Mesquite, Texas, was shot and killed at a house party early Sunday morning. A second person, a woman, was also injured in the shooting and remains hospitalized.

According to the AP, investigators have "several promising leads" regarding Lowe's killing.

No arrests were immediately made in shooting, but tips had given detectives several potential leads, said Salt Lake City police Chief Mike Brown.

Police had previously gotten noise complaints about the party, but officers did not respond because they were dealing with other emergency calls, said police spokesman Brent Weisberg.

On Monday, Lowe's mother, Donna Lowe-Stern pleaded with the public to come forward with any information about her son's death.

“I just want everyone to know, if you know anything, anything about the people that did this to my child, please come forward and say something,” Lowe-Stern told KSL-TV. “I don’t think they should be allowed to be free.”

Lowe is the second Utah football player killed by gun violence in the last year. On December 26, 2020, running back Ty Jordan lost his life in an accidental shooting.

In a cruel twist of fate, Lowe and Jordan were best friends, and the former was the first recipient of the Ty Jordan Memorial Scholarship, voted on by his teammates.