MIDVALE — Three people were killed and another person was critically injured during shootings at a home near 8286 S. Adams Street (450 West).

Between 70 and 80 police officers swarmed the area Tuesday morning following the shootings that were reported at 8:06 a.m.

Details were sketchy but when officers arrived, they discovered three people had been killed inside the home. A fourth person was taken to a hospital in critical condition. All four had been shot, said Unified Police Lt. Justin Hoyal.

Officers are searching for David Fresques, 25, in connection with the shootings. Police called him a "person of interest."

Six schools in the area — Midvale Middle School, Midvale Elementary, Sandy Elementary, East Sandy Elementary, Midvalley Elementary and Copperview Elementary — were put in lockdown as a precaution and officers were also dispatched to each school building.

"We don't know if there are other suspects out there as well or who was involved," Hoyal said.

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"It's important to know that the children are safe right now," said Canyons School District spokesman Jennifer Toomer-Cook, who asked that parents not try to come pick up their students at the schools.

The school lockdowns were instituted as a precaution at the request of police.

Police officers were going door to door searching for Fresques and any information related to the crimes. Officers were also looking for a white Nissan Altima that Fresques is believed to be driving.

More information will be posted as it becomes available.

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