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One dead in Utah university shooting

Police are increasing their search for the accused shooter. Photo: Twitter/Ashley Moser
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Police are searching for a man they say shot and killed a University of Utah student outside of a dormitory on campus, the Salt Lake Tribune reports.

The female student’s body was found in a car near the medical towers, University of Utah Police Lieutenant Brian Wahlin said.

The man they are searching for and the student had a previous relationship.

Dozens of police officers on campus had the situation under control, Lieutenant Wahlin told the Salt Lake Tribune.

“We’ve got the campus secure at this point in time,” he told reporters.

The university announced on its Twitter account that a shooting took place shortly before 10pm on Monday (3pm AEDT Tuesday).

It told people on the campus to shelter in place.

The university described the suspect as a black man, wearing a gray beanie, black pants, white shoes and a white hoodie.

-AAP