Salt Lake City, UT. — University of Utah classes were canceled on Tuesday, following a shooting near the university on Monday night, that left one person dead.
The vicitm has been identified as 23-year-old student, ChenWei Guo.
The campus was placed on lockdown between 9 and 10 p.m., Monday night, students and staff were asked to shelter in place. The lockdown was in effect for nearly 6 hours, then finally lifted when the campus was believed to be secure.
The suspect, 24 year-old Austin J. Boutain, remains on the loose as of this writing.
A total of eight agencies, including the FBI are involved in the search for the suspect. Boutain was believed to be hiding in nearby Red Butte Canyon, which police have been searching on foot and by helicopter. Law enforcement officials are reminding the public that Boutain should be considered armed and dangerous.
In a news conference, police detailed a domestic-violence assault call that they received from Boutain’s wife on Monday, shortly before the shooting.
There is no known motive for the shooting at this time, as the victim was unknown to the couple.