A pair of Utah football players are recovering from gunshot wounds after being shot at a party late Saturday night.
Tight end Lo Falemaka and running back Marcel Brooks-Brown are in stable condition after being shot in the torso area just before midnight Saturday night .The shooting happened at a private party with several people in attendance. The male suspects showed up and were asked to leave by the host of the party. After an altercation occurred between the suspects and the victims, Falemaka and Brooks-Brown were shot and the suspects fled on foot.
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Utah released a statement Sunday morning:
"Obviously, our first concern is that both Lo and Marcel are going to be OK, which appears to be the case," Utah coach Kyle Whittingham said Sunday in a press release. "We don't have all of the details yet, but it is our understanding that they are the victims in this incident and we feel very fortunate that they are expected to fully recover.
"It is unknown at this time how soon they will be able to return to the football field, but we are optimistic it will be in the near future."
The suspects are still at large and Salt Lake City detectives are still gathering evidence, but it's great to hear that Falemaka and Brooks-Brown will recover.