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UPDATED: University Of Utah Student Killed In Shooting; Suspect Dead

Updated 7 a.m. 10/23/18

University of Utah officials canceled classes on Tuesday after a female student athelete was shot and killed on campus. 

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Updated 12 a.m. 10/23/18

The university sent out a text alert shortly before 10 p.m. warning students and faculty to "secure-in-place."

Authorities are searching for suspect Melvin Shawn Rowland, described as a black male, approximately 37 years old, wearing a gray beanie, black pants, white shoes and a white hoodie. He was last seen heading northbound from the medical towers. 

Authorities lifted the secure-in-place in an alert sent at 11:45 p.m., stating police believe the suspect has left campus, but warned that the medical towers area should be avoided. 

The shooting comes almost a year after the fatal shooting of an international student on campus. On Oct. 30, Austin Boutain shot and killed 23-year-old ChenWei Guo during an attempted carjacking. Boutain pled guilty in September and was sentenced to life in prison without parole.

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