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One person killed in shooting near University of Utah

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah -

One person is dead and campus was on lock down following a shooting near the University of Utah Monday night. Police are still searching for the shooter.

Salt Lake City Police have not released details about the person shot.

KSL reports the suspected gunman was described as a white man wearing black clothes and a beanie hat. He also reportedly has a tattoo on his face with a cross and a teardrop.

The University said in a tweet that he may be driving a green pickup truck with Colorado plates.

University of Utah issued a campus alert around 9 p.m. and told students to continue sheltering in place during the "active police situation."

Multiple law enforcement agencies were searching for the suspect Monday night.

Police identified the suspect as 24-year-old Austin Boutain. Police say they wouldn't call it an active shooter situation, but they are still searching for an armed and dangerous man who was on the loose Monday night.

Additional information wasn't immediately available. 

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