One confirmed dead after report of shots fired at University of Utah

Police on the scene after University of Utah campus ‘shots fired’ alert issued telling students to ‘shelter in place.’ (Photo: Cristina Flores / KUTV)

Salt Lake City police have confirmed that one person is dead after a shooting was reported at the University of Utah on Monday night.

A campus alert was issued around 9 p.m. Monday telling students and faculty to shelter in place.

Click here to follow KUTV’s live coverage of the search for the shooter.

“If you are in this area, please stay where you are,” said Salt Lake City Police Department Sgt. Brandon Shearer about two hours after the alert was first issued. He asked that anybody who sees anything or anybody that is out of place please contact police.

UTA said the TRAX red line would not proceed beyond beyond the Stadium Station for the rest of the night due to police activity.

U of U campus alert issued a description of a person believed to be the shooter: “Suspect male, white adult, black clothing, beanie wtih cross, tear-drop tattoo on face.”

Police confirmed at 10:55 p.m. that the suspect was not yet in custody, as the university urged students to continue sheltering in place until the situation was resolved.