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Three dead in Utah home shooting; police hunt for 'person of interest'

Three people are dead near Salt Lake City after a shooting on Tuesday morning, police told local NBC affiliate KSL.

A fourth individual was taken to the hospital and considered to be in critical condition after the shooting. Police hunted for David Fresques, 25, after the shooting at a home in the city of Midvale.

The shootings were reported at 8:06 a.m., according to Salt Lake City's Deseret News.

Police have not released details on the circumstances surrounding the shooting. They told KSL that they are searching for Fresques’s white Nissan Maxima. The Deseret News reported that Fresques is being considered a "person of interest" in the shootings.

KSL reported that Fresques was sentenced to one to fifteen years in prison in 2007on robbery and simple assault charges, citing state court records. The man was also recently charged with disorderly conduct and public intoxication.

“We don’t know if there are other suspects out there as well or who was involved,” Unified Police Lt. Justin Hoyal told KSL.

Schools in the area went into lockdown, and police officers were stationed at Midvale Elementary, Midvale Middle School, Copper View Elementary, and Midvalley Elementary while more than 70 officers went door-to-door seeking Fresques. The lockdowns were lifted by 10am local time, KSL reported.

Hoyal said the lockdowns were “precautionary.”

“I think it’s very important to note that the children are very safe right now,” Canyons School District spokeswoman Jennifer Toomer-Cook said.