Pair of Utah football players shot at party

Utah football players Lo Falemaka and Marcel Brooks-Brown were shot at a party Saturday night, but are expected to recover from injuries to the upper torso area.

Utes coach Kyle Whittingham confirmed the identity of the players, who were at a private party around midnight and were allegedly shot by uninvited guests, according to the Salt Lake Tribune.

"Obviously, our first concern is that both Lo and Marcel are going to be OK, which appears to be the case. We don't have all of the details yet, but it is our understanding that they are the victims in this incident and we feel very fortunate that they are expected to fully recover," Whittingham said in a statement. "It is unknown at this time how soon they will be able to return to the football field, but we are optimistic it will be in the near future."

Falemaka, a sophomore guard, and Brooks-Brown, a freshman running back, reportedly confronted three men who had been asked and refused to leave the party by its host. A fight ensued, and one of the three suspects allegedly opened fire with a handgun.

No arrests have been made.

UPDATE: Brooks-Brown was released from the hospital Monday and Falemaka is expected to be released in about a week, per The Associated Press.

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