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'Shots fired' reported on University of Utah's campus; 1 dead

Posted at 9:02 PM, Oct 30, 2017

The Salt Lake Tribune reported late Monday night that at least one person has died in a 'shots fired' incident on the University of Utah's campus. 

According to the university, it asked those on campus to "shelter in place" Monday night as authorities looked for the gunman, and other possible victims. 

Traffic was reportedly blocked off, and mass transit was shut down in the immediate vicinity of the shooting. 

The suspect is said to be 24-year-old Austin J. Boutain, who was wearing a coat, jeans and beanie, with a teardrop tattoo on his face. The university added that he may have been driving a forest green pick-up truck with Colorado plates.

As of early Tuesday morning, he was still on the loose, and considered dangerous.